How Nature & Relaxation Can Slay Stress and Disease
written by nature relaxation founder david huting
Stress In Our Modern World
Let's face it: regular life in our modern day and age can be mentally taxing and downright overwhelming; important decision making, constant deadlines and distractions causes our cortisol levels to rise, which if not diffused regularly can wreak havoc on your mind and body. To quote the prestigious medical institution (and Nature Relaxationclient) Mayo Clinic:
“It is extremely important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life. The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
It is implied knowledge that beautiful Nature scenes help quiet the busy mind, and therefore reduce stress. For example, a beautiful sunset is something we all would associate with relaxation – it just happens automatically; no effort required. Look at this scene and try it for yourself:
In fact, numerousstudieshave proven that viewing Nature reestablishes mental clarity and calm like food and water nourishes bodies. As it turns out, just being in an environment with Nature- whether real or simulated on a screen - allows the brain to function optimally, as opposed to non-natural environments which causes the brain to have to work harder. Just like your iPhone needs to plug in to sync, so to do you need to sync with Nature regularly to keep your brain charged.
More and more, individuals and organizations are beginning to under the power and importance of both Nature and Relaxation. Viewing Nature puts us in an awe-tomatic mode, instead of automatic mode –and therein lies a world of difference in the quality of our lives and the lives of those around us. When we’re in awe, we are more apt to notice & appreciate the little things- things like the smile of a small child, or the glistening of the morning dew on your walk to work – in short, when we are around Nature our minds are more relaxed; we’re more mentally present and aware. More mindful.
When we’re in automatic mode, however, we can miss those awe-some little moments. Whether at work or school, it’s very easy to get caught up in our thoughts and worries, thus reducing our present awareness. We’ve all been there. On top of missing the little things, being less mindful opens up a whole new can of worms: we can become irritable, depressed, mentally drained and therefore more at risk of accidents and making poor decisions in our work and personal lives. Yet we can defend ourself from all of these stresses and diseases with Nature, and relaxation – the immortal slayers of stress.
Could it just be that in our quest for success we have simply failed to understand - and thus not taken advantage of- the great healing power innate in both? In this world of smartphone-induced cognitive dissonance, it only makes sense that we must look to our roots in Nature (no pun intended) for answers. But the reality is we won't make the time or effort until we really understand why and how Nature heals us.
While I will illustrate these findings further in an upcoming research paper, the good news is that we can easily utilize our manmade distractions – our phones, tablets, computers and TVs - to replace worries with wonders and reconnect with Nature daily, with Nature Relaxation™ Videos.
The number one source for content related to nature is Nature Relaxation, consisting of an expansive & exclusive video collection spanning over 15 countries with all types of nature styles and scenes in HD and 4K. Ranging in lengths from afew minutestoentire days, Nature Relaxation™ videos immerse audiences on alleviating, awe-inspiring visual journeys to some of the world’s most breathtaking places, with Nature sounds and/or award-winning ambient music. Designed for all devices, Nature Relaxation videos are available here on this website as instantdigital downloadsin 4K or HD, for purchase as aBlu-Ray or Regular DVD, and/or via convenient web & mobile access with the Nature Relaxation On-Demand Service.
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Key features of the new service are a Chromecast & AirPlay-infused player for all desktops & laptops, as well as apps with continuous playback and offline play for iOS and Android Devices. Best viewed on the big screen, Nature Relaxation On-Demand is also available for the latest TV set-top devices, with apps currently live for Roku and AppleTV, and Android & AmazonTV in development.
One $8.99 monthly or $69.99 annual membership fee allows access on all your personal devices, with a free 2-week trial for all new members. Playlists range from 2 minutes to 12 hours per video, with the option to have music or just pure nature sounds. Signing up locks in your rate for as long as you are subscribed, and David Huting will plant one tree for every month you subscribe through ForestNation.com. Best of all, subscribers are the first to see new releases as they are automatically added each week.