Why do people like to relax in nature? Why are we inevitably drawn closer to plants? Why do people in nature really relax both mentally and physically? What does fresh air mean? Let’s try to find answers to these questions.
A person perceives the world around with all possible senses. Consider the communication of nature with man through every sense.
Through the eyes we receive a huge amount of information. Looking at nature, our eyes not only rest, but also develop. A lot of objects of different colors and sizes at different distances make the muscles of the retina and the brain work more actively to absorb information. In urban conditions, especially for people who spend a lot of time at the computer, the focal length of the eyes does not change for a long time, which means that one group of retinal muscles is overstrained, and unused muscle groups atrophy. As a result, a deterioration in the ability to change focus and a general degradation in vision. In nature, the focal length varies widely. We then look beyond the horizon, then we look at the insects on the trees. Different levels of illumination, natural, non-flickering light does not tire, but develops the visual system. The brain receives a diverse picture, a lot of new information and it likes it! We love nature on an unconscious level. The northern landscapes are beautiful, the mid-latitude mixed forests are magnificent, the tropical jungles are delightful. The mountains and the sea are incredible! The sun and stars are magical! We like it so much, because a person is predisposed to live in a natural environment. Some of it is genetic memory. Lush diverse nature is a sign of a rich land, which means that in this place you can always find food and housing. We especially like nature by the water. Is that right?) And not without reason, biotopes near water are always richer and more productive. Water itself is a great value. Therefore, we like natural reservoirs so much, and we want to see them on our site. And what an incredible variety and combination of colors nature shows us, sunrises and sunsets enchant people around the world. Flowers amaze with their beauty.
Humans are tactile beings. Hug a tree, stroke the moss, walk barefoot on the grass, wash your face in a stream. Through micromassage, stimulation of key points, temperature reactions, all this activates various body systems and makes them develop. When walking by no flat and hard surface and overcoming natural obstacles, it develops coordination, flexibility and agility. Tactile interaction with animals is very useful for humans. Hippotherapy (treatment by communicating with horses) has been proven to help with physical, genetic and mental illnesses. Children who grow up in nature usually start walking earlier and develop faster physically.
We have already figured out why we like water visually, but we also like its sound. It calms, inspires. The noise of foliage dissolves in the present moment. Songbirds play a special role in this channel of information. Birdsong therapy, or ornithotherapy, is a type of music therapy based on the principle of resonance, when harmony occurs between the mood of the listener and the emotional content of the music. The creator of ornithomusicology, the Hungarian specialist Peter Söke, by stretching the sound of birds singing with the help of special equipment, received musical structures familiar to humans. Therefore, in the music created by man, the singing of birds is also heard, but transformed into its working range. The healing and multifunctional effect of bird singing on humans can be explained by the fact that each organ of the human body has its own frequency in the sound range, and since the working range of birds is extremely wide, they have “tuning forks” for many human organs.
Remember the smell of the forest after the rain. It is so sweet and pleasant that you want to inhale it as deeply as possible. The unique smell of pine forest immediately clears all the respiratory tract. The smell that we feel is a combination of substances contained in the air at the moment. Plants secrete various phytoncides, essential oils and other things that affect our body in different ways. Some fight viruses and increase immunity, others stimulate mental activity, and others have a beneficial effect on the psyche.
Forest mushrooms and berries are much tastier than artificially grown ones. In natural products, the concentration of nutrients is 4 times higher than in store-bought ones. This means that you need to eat 4 times less ecological products in order to get the vitamins and nutrients the body needs. They do not contain chemical compounds of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides. They do not pose a threat to your gene pool. And our taste votes for them. In nature, we can find not only food but also medicines for all diseases. And taste helps us with this.
Life is everywhere. Microorganisms are on all objects, on us, in the air we breathe, in the water we drink. Microorganisms are not evil cartoon characters from an advertisement for a disinfectant, they are the same inhabitants of the planet as you and I. They support the entire ecosystem. Some of them are harmful to humans, and some are beneficial. We ourselves are constantly spreading our microorganisms and large amounts of DNA everywhere along with fallen hair, old skin, saliva and other secretions. DNA encodes all the information about our body. Thus, there is an information exchange with the environment. We adapt to the environment, and it adapts to us. Our microflora is enriched with useful organisms, and immunity is strengthened.