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Taking time to commune with nature increases feelings of connection to it, study shows

Feeling cooped up during this pandemic? Especially if you do not live near a natural area as a park or gardens? Communing with nature, even just by looking out a window with some wildlife, plants, or trees may help. As even growing something from seed inside one’s house may help.



On a related note, some Asian cultures take “nature baths”. That is they go out and walk in woods (clothed!) and just be one with their surroundings, letting go best they can of their everyday concerns.


The link here is to an article describing a study about undergraduate students and how they felt more connected with nature with their studies “in the field”. Many of the results also apply to “the rest of us!”.

Here’s the link–> https://news.nd.edu/news/taking-time-to-commune-with-nature-increases-feelings-of-connection-to-it-study-shows/



July 13, 2020 Posted by | Psychology | , | Leave a comment

   

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