Go Hug A Tree

While we are still technically in winter, we can’t help but notice that spring is indeed in the air. I’m a keen gardener, and I love to watch my little garden come back to life. I can see lots of buds forming on plants and trees. It’s exciting to see bluebells and daffodils peeking through the soil, indicating that there’s more to come.

I’m also a tree hugger. I’ve been doing it for years. I don’t hide the fact anymore, much to the amazement of my friends and family. I happily touch or fully embrace nature. I particularly love touching trees; I love how they make me feel. And that’s the fantastic thing, science is now recognising that tree hugging does actually boost our immune system, and lowers stress and anxiety and much, much more than that.

I find this time of year to be amazing when hugging trees as holding or touching the buds, or any part of the new growth brings about an incredible shift in my own energy field. The transformation is instant, and I feel my energy is being refreshed in some way. The added bonus of doing this type of energy healing through trees is that it’s hugely grounding.

I recently read a wonderful book, Blinded by Science by Matthew Silverstone. In this fascinating book, the author presents new evidence to show there are many ways in which the world we live in may be negatively affecting our health.  Yet, with a greater understanding of how nature behaves, we can start to limit these effects. Silverstone tells us how trees, plants, water, the sun and the moon can all play a part in how we feel on a daily basis.

Dr Laura Koniver, The Intuition Physician, tells us that merely touching a plant or tree brings about amazing changes in our energy systems. In the video below, she talks us through how being in touch with nature brings about considerable changes in all areas of the body. Apparently, one second of plant/earth connection affects the whole body as muscle tension drops, brainwaves change, skin conductors become altered, levels of pain are shifted. Minutes spent connecting with nature result in even more significant health benefits. Watch her video to learn more. The next time you feel off sorts or unwell, go touch a leaf, walk on grass or hug a tree, you’ll feel so much better afterwards.

I’m also a huge fan of the actress, Judy Dench, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that she too is a big tree hugger. Judy featured in a BBC Documentary ‘Judy Dench My Passion For Trees,’ where she’s shown hugging a 1,500-year-old Yew Tree in the grounds of a church in Surrey.  The tree in the video was there ever before the church was built. It is believed the druids at the time used to come and worship this particular tree for its healing powers in longevity and prosperity.

Plant ecologist JC Cahil from the University of Alberta asks us to consider the question ‘Do plants behave like animals, and do they impact on our lives the way animals do?’ In the YouTube video clip below he shares with us his research findings on how plants communicate with each other and teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought. This conjures up an image of a woodland or forest where all the trees are communicating energetically with each other, and when a person walks through the woods, they are walking through the energy the combined trees make. This would support the theory that forest bathing helps restore equilibrium to the body, mind, heart and core. Forest bathing is indeed food for the soul.

So I urge you, go hug a tree, touch a plant, walk barefoot on grass. You’ll feel so much better if you do.

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