Immersing in Nature as Therapy

 
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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.
— John Muir
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We have always known this intuitively. But in the past several decades there have been many scientific studies that are proving the healing effects of simply being around plants and trees.

For example, many trees give off organic compounds that support our “NK” (natural killer) cells that are part of our immune system's way of fighting virus cells in the body.

Nature-based teachings are an intrinsic part of Wild Breath’s work.

The scientifically-proven benefits of immersing in nature as therapy include:

  • Boosted immune system functioning, an increase in the count of the body's Natural Killer (NK) cells.

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Reduced stress

  • Improved mood

  • Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD

  • Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness

  • Increased energy level

  • Improved sleep

Can’t make a class? Enter at-home workshops.

NIDRA & NATURE SERIES

Knowing that the natural world around us is sentient and that it reminds us of who we really are, I created an online, self-guided class incorporating nature + meditation called the Nidra & Nature series. 

When we look to the seasons, we can see the clarity we seek. The answers reside within us. These guided meditations and nature wandering prompts help us to tune into what we already know, to slow down, and to remember our innate wisdom. With this class, you can flow from one season to another with effortless ease.

You receive: - Four 35 - 40 min. yoga nidra guided meditations (mp3 files)

- List of affirmations / intentions to work with for each season

- Four love letters for each season including a workbook with tree energies, self-care prompts and a nature walk exercise.

I’m currently going through Wild Breath’s Nidra & Nature Series - which is fantastic! I did the Summer Yoga Nidra session during summer solstice (magical✨), and now I’m going through the activity suggestions for the Summer season.

On today’s agenda was: 
- Take a “me” day away from duties and responsibilities
- Pick wildflowers gently and leave them in bowls with spring water to take in their essence
..and I chose to focus on the affirmation: “I am calm in the face of conflict” (much like how flowers remain delicate and beautiful, even after a crazy storm!).

For today, this was my happiness potion.
Thank you Tamara.
— A.R.
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EARTH: A Virtual Workshop

Get your journal ready, pour a cup of tea & settle in for a morning of enough-ness. You’ll receive six videos with 1.5 hours of content including two guided yoga nidras. Set aside a few hours to follow along for the morning, meditate, and take yourself on a nature walk. You’ll do some writing and reflecting as you come home to the earth and to yourself.

You receive:

  • EARTH: The Workbook (PDF) with information and journal prompts

  • Link to Google Drive with:

  • Six numbered videos (getting set up, opening nidra + nature talk, journalling prompts, nature walk guidance, post-nature walk and closing circle) along with two audio files (nidra one + two)


 
 
 
The greatest gratitude is gratitude for existence.
The greatest reverence is reverence for life.
— Deepak Chopra