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Benefits of nature sounds

The soft gurgling of a stream or the sound of wind in trees can change our minds and body systems helping us to relax, and new research from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The study of the effects of environmental exposure is of growing interest in physical and mental health settings, and influences public health and urban planning issues. This research is the first to present an integrated behavioral, physiological, and brain exploration of this topic. Lead author Dr. Cassandra Gould van Praag said: “We are all familiar with the feeling of relaxation and 'disconnection' that comes from a walk in the country, and now we have evidence from the brain and body that helps us understand this effect. . This has been an exciting collaboration between artists and scientists, and has produced results that can have an impact in the real world, particularly for people who are experiencing high levels of stress." More info

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The shape of the water

Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable. His hypothesis has evolved over the years of his research. Initially Emoto believes that water takes on the resonance of the energy in which is directed at it. Polluted water can be restored through prayer and positive visualization. Masaru ideas appeared in the documentary "What the Bleep Do We Know!?". Like the film, Emoto's work is widely considered pseudoscience by professionals, and he is criticized for going directly to the public with misleading claims that violate basic physics, based on methods that fail to properly investigate the truth of the claims. More info

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The Forest Bath

Also known as Shinrin Yoku, is a practice that consists of spending time in the forest, with the aim of improving health, well-being and happiness. The term comes from its most important principle: it is beneficial to bathe and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the forest. It is an activity from Japan with a long tradition in different cultures around the world that invites people who practice it to heal spiritually. Precisely, its spiritual component is basic. In reality, the forest is not the only space where it can be done, but any natural and open space can serve. There are many activities that can be done in these places while walking through them that can benefit the person. It is important in all of them to listen, to be calm, to accept and recognize one's presence and to let the senses feel and enjoy what is around them. More info