Sole to Soul

0:00 Sole to Soul By Chris Cohan “Far from the Maddening Crowd” is a tiny twist on a novel/film title which I think sums up […]

Published July 12, 2018 6:18 PM
2 min read

0:00

Sole to Soul

By Chris Cohan

“Far from the Maddening Crowd” is a tiny twist on a novel/film title which I think sums up many peoples’ thirst for space, freedom, and tranquility. Away from the maddening crowds and constant bombardment of calls, texts, and emails the woods are a wonderful place to observe nature’s lessons. A true mind/body/soul connection comes from a quiet walk in the woods.

Walking helps many mortals think and sort out problems. A short trip of discovery. In the end, resolution? Oftentimes yes. Other times just good old-fashioned exercise while building an appetite for the next meal. Sounds like a win-win to me.

Walking meditation is great; you get into a rhythm, obtain a sense of calmness. Your state of mind will dictate speed. Faster when anxious, slower when calm. Your pace will vary as your thoughts change, too. Stepping away from the familiar will help your mind wander, relax, and just enjoy the surroundings and the moment. 

Japan has 48 official Forest Therapy trails. Scientific studies have shown the increased benefits that forest walks provide compared to urban strolls, notably lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart rate. Psychologically, they lower anxiety, which leads to happier moods. According to Yoshifumi Miyazaki, an environmental health scientist, “Because humans evolved in nature, it’s where we feel most comfortable, even if we don’t know it.”

When you walk, millions of cells in your body must coordinate to propel you along the ground. Everything must cooperate, from your eyes to your toes. Your calves act as pumps, pushing blood back to your heart. The synergistic effect walking has on your cells helps create an atmosphere of normalcy, health, and cooperation.

Now that’s worth a walk in the woods. Lace up your shoes, put your soles in motion, and awaken your soul.

Filed Under:
Subscribe and get freshly baked articles. Join the community!
Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.

rajbet app

rajbet india

lottoland asia

lottoland india

dafabet login

dafabet app

4rabet login

khelo24bet login

rummy gold

rummy glee

teen patti

teen patti gold

teen patti joy

teen patti master

rummy modern

andar bahar

dafabet

bonus new member

gullybet

IPLWin

IPLWin

tk88

tk88

thienhabet

thienhabet

Dbbet

Nagad88

Babu88

Six6s

Bhaggo

Elonbet