Everyone is aware about how greenery contributes in the betterment of the environment by decreasing pollution. But it is not just limited to that.
When human body is surrounded with greenery, it improvises many functions.
- Recovery Booster
Ever wondered why do we give flowers to a sick person admitted in the hospital?
It is because plants help us feel calm.
That is why most of the hospitals are surrounded with trees to increase the patient’s recovery.
- Stress reducer
- Soothing to the eyes
- Increase in lifespan
Thereby increasing the lifespan of an individual and staying healthy.
- Healthy sleep
- Increased focus on work
- Forest Bathing
As forests are filled with trees all our five senses are relaxed. The sound of the birds and the leaves of the trees rustling against each other, the fragrance of the forest, the greenery that soothes the eyesight and the warmness of the sunlight peaking through the branched and falling in our skin. Breathing in the clean and fresh air along with the forest fragrance is called aromatherapy of phytoncides.
All of these things together activate the sixth sense that is the state of mind. You will feel happy, calm and relaxed. Along with all these things you can also do activities like yoga, jogging, meditation, breathing exercises, plant observation, etc.
Forest bathing can be done anywhere, the only requirement is trees.
Hence, greenery not only cleanses the environment but it also cleanses your body to some extent.