In today’s podcast we’re talking about one of the most essential internal skills for activating deep knowledge & appreciation of the natural world.
This is the ability to maintain complete relaxation of your mind, body & emotions, while at the same time engaging profound activation of sensory awareness.
Consider the following:
The human nervous system has two modes of action… sympathetic & parasympathetic.
Sympathetic is your stress response (fight or flight response), while the parasympathetic nervous system is your relaxation response.
It’s important to realize that both the active & passive sides of our nervous system are necessary to maintain balance, achieve our goals & create the life we want for ourselves (yin & yang).
The problem is most people have imbalances in their nervous system.
If your mind is too active, or you have too much physical/emotional stress, it interferes with your ability to fully engage the senses.
This becomes especially important if you’ve ever tried to do a sit spot or sense meditation while your mind is in sympathetic overload (busy, or feeling stressed out).
So let’s explore a simple technique that restores balance to your nervous system, while activating your full potential to unlock the mysteries of nature!
Click play or download the mp3 for later:
Quick breakdown of what we discussed:
- The problem with having a busy mind while connecting with nature.
- Approaching nature as a meditation to quiet the mind & activate the full potential of your senses.
- How to connect your relaxation response with your 5 senses to increase awareness & observation skills.
- Maximizing the benefits of sit spot through conscious mental, physical & emotional relaxation.
Resources To Support Further Learning:
Complete Guide To Using A Sit Spot In Nature
Sensory Awareness Exercises
Easy Guide To Nature And Stress Relief
Nature And The Mind-Body Connection
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