Nature has a way of soothing the human soul. Many people are drawn to the outdoors for a variety of reasons, but one thing that remains universally true is the ability nature has to make one feel more grounded, calm and grateful. Emerson once said, “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
Often, it is during these times of meditation where the mind and soul will experience those "aha" moments.
Here in Montana, we’re spoiled with countless hiking trails and easy access to the famous Rocky Mountains. However, getting outside is easy and simple even if you don’t live in areas that make it quite that easy. It doesn’t matter where you are or the views that are before you, what matters is simply just being outside.
A great way to connect with nature and break a sweat is finding a trail and heading out for a hike. It’s an incredible workout without even feeling like it. It’s so easy to get distracted by the beauty around you to notice the distance you’ve gone or even the incline. It’s a great way to build endurance which in turn strengthens the heart, burns lots of calories and improves muscle strength, especially in the lower body. While the workout itself is a huge benefit, the connection to nature adds another benefit.
Getting outside to break a sweat, even if it’s a few times a week has the power to increase creativity, peace and overall happiness.
Researchers have found that connecting to nature provides significant physiological benefits for people. Getting outside to break a sweat, even if it’s a few times a week has the power to increase creativity, peace and overall happiness. While the value of getting outside differs from culture to culture, the evidence speaks for itself -- proving that being in nature is an important part of our wellbeing. This is often something that is prioritized in child development, children are always encouraged to get outside and connect with nature by playing. However, the need for nature is just as important in adults too, no matter what age. Peaking a mountain or patiently watching a bird sing nearby are the simple things that make us feel the beauty and connection. Being present for what’s going on in the natural world, outside of our own lives provides perspective that’s so helpful for re-grounding us -- allowing for a breath of fresh air, quite literally and figuratively.
Spending time in nature allows the mind to let go and just "be."
You may have heard people say, "I came up with that idea while I was on a hike." or, "My decision just came to me while I was taking a walk when I was least expecting it." Spending time in nature allows the mind to let go and just "be." Often, it is during these times of meditation where the mind and soul will experience those "aha" moments.
Connecting with nature is something that remains close to the heartbeat of Sageborn. It was down mountain trails where the inspiration for Sageborn came from. Understanding the true power that resides in plants and flowers and their healing aspects is the foundation of Sageborn. Nature is not only healing for the skin, but for the soul as well.