Hugging a tree isn’t just a Bohemian idea – it can literally boost your mood and spark your creativity. Many scientific studies are chatting about how tree-hugging is good for your health in so many ways. Even just hanging around a tree can make you feel better.

This ancient practice, which has been around for ages, has been confirmed to help from depression to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health issues. You can find some researches in Matthew Silverstone’s book, “Blinded by Science“.

Studies show that kids who interact with nature and trees experience physical and psychological improvements. Specifically, these nature-loving kids turn out to be more creative and emotionally expressive.

How do trees significantly boost our well-being?

Whenever we step into a green, tree-filled area, we all take that deep breath, right? But research like Silverstone’s shows it’s more than just a theory.

Different vibration frequencies in our environment affect our biological behaviors. When we touch a tree, its vibration differs from ours, absorbing our negative energy and giving us its beneficial sides.

Different vibration frequencies in our environment affect our biological behaviors. When we touch a tree, its vibration differs from ours, absorbing our negative energy and giving us its beneficial sides.

Tree-hugging, connecting with trees and greenery, has roots that go way back. Different cultures have intertwined their lives with nature in different ways.

Some folks believe forests, like Finland’s Koli National Park, are more spiritual than sacred sites. In Japan, people practice forest bathing to boost their immune system and soak up wisdom. Over in Italy, the Damanhur community claims trees can sing. They record the electromagnetic variations of leaves and roots and convert them into sound. Indigenous people, knowing which plants to eat and which can heal diseases, live harmoniously among plants and animals.

We should run to the forest more often. To feel the vibes and truly connect, we need to touch… to hug…

Stuck in the concrete jungle of big cities, we can at least try not to lose our connection with the plants and liveliness around us. Balcony gardening is a cool way to do this.

Create time to connect with nature and experience its healing power. All it takes is reaching out to the nearest tree with open arms and giving it a hug.

But, don’t kiss a bear. It was joke.

1 Mart 2016, Gaia Dergi