Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated
has been recently scientifically validated that hugging trees is good
for you. Research has shown that you don't even have to touch a tree to
get better, you just need to be within its vicinity has a beneficial
In a recently published book, Blinded by Science, the
author Matthew Silverstone, proves scientifically that trees do in fact
improve many health issues such as concentration levels, reaction
times, depression, stress and other various forms of mental illness. He
even points to research indicating a tree's ability to alleviate
headaches in humans seeking relief by communing with trees.
author points to a number of studies that have shown that children show
significant psychological and physiological improvement in terms of
their health and well being when they interact with plants and trees.
Specifically, the research indicates that children function better
cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative
play in green areas. Also, he quotes a major public health report that
investigated the association between green spaces and mental health
concluded that "access to nature can significantly contribute to our
mental capital and wellbeing".
what is it about nature that can have these significant effects? Up
until now it has been thought to be the open green spaces that cause
this effect. However, Matthew Silverstone, shows that it is nothing to
do with this by proving scientifically that it is the vibrational
properties of trees and plants that give us the health benefits and not
the open green spaces.
answer to how plants and trees affect us physiologically turns out to
be very simple. It is all to do with the fact that everything vibrates
in a subtle manner, and different vibrations affect biological
behaviours. One research experiment showed that if you drink a glass of
water that has been treated with a "10Hz vibration" your blood
coagulation rates will change immediately on ingesting the treated
water. It is the same with trees, when touching a tree its different
vibrational pattern will affect various biological behaviours within
vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by a number of
scientific studies to provide convincing proof that tree hugging has
incredible benefits to us. One report even concluded the following: "safe, green spaces may be effective in treating some forms of mental illnesses".
There is one other school of thought are in alignment with this remarkable theory: Taoism. For
example, the Taoist master Mantak Chia teaches students to meditate
with trees, as a way of release "negative energies." In his Cosmic Tree Healing Qigong method,
Master Chia teaches how to align one's body with the "aura" (or
energetic field) of a tree. He explains that trees are natural
processors that can help you transform your body's sick or negative
energy into positive, vital life force energy. As you connect your
energy with the tree you facilitate your own physical and emotional
healing. The Taoist theory is that because trees stand very still, they
are better at absorbing the Earth's Energy and the Universal Force from
the Heavens. Trees and all plants have the ability to absorb the light
frequencies and transform them into physical food; and they do the same
with energetic food. The Taoist view of trees is to see them constantly in meditation, with subtle energy as their natural language.
One other fascinating laboratory that studies plant vibrational energies is Damanhur,
an intentional community in Italy. In this peaceful and spiritual
ecovillage there is a laboratory in the woods that offers a beautiful
choir of singing trees. Yeah, you read that right... Singing trees. Since
1976, researchers at Damanhur have invented and developed equipment
that can capture electromagnetic changes on the surface of leaves and
roots, transforming them into actual sounds. The best part is, these
trees seem to control their electrical responses via a feedback
mechanism, and demonstrate a kind of awareness and preference for types
of music. The singing plants and trees of Damanhur have sparked off such
a worldwide fascination that the people began organizing “Plant
Concerts”, where musicians perform to the music created by the trees.
this 15-minute video of a beautiful demonstration singing plants while
one of Damanhur’s researchers explain the phenomenon.
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What you can do: Get off the web and go for a walk in nature! And go meditate with a tree!
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'