Do you know how to harness the healing powers of water?
Here are 5 highly impactful actions you can take now to reduce anxiety, ease mental fatigue, lift your spirits, rejuvenate your appearance and restore your physical well-being:
See it. When we are in presence of large bodies of water, we experience a sense of awe and grandeur that often changes our perspective and decreases stress. Whether it is an ocean, a river, a fountain, a bathtub, sprinkler or even an uncapped fire hydrant, the sight of water can make us happier and healthier.
Imagine it. Paintings, photos, videos and even virtual reality images of water all provide good substitutes especially when they represent happy times and positive memories.When you feel overwhelmed, close your eyes and imagine the smell, touch and sound of your favorite body of water and within moments you will be transported to a calmer and more positive frame of mind.
Feel it. Immersing ourselves in water sports like swimming and surfing helps us mentally enter a "flow state" which clears away rumination and worry and allows our mind to wander in a positive and restorative way.
Hear it. The sound of crashing waves, babbling brooks, falling rain and running water are soothing and refreshing. These sounds suppress external noise and uplift us. Perhaps that is why the top 10 most popular soundscapes involve water. Make an audio recording of your favorite body of water and listen. It can evoke happy memories.
Do more. Scientists have found that people who gaze at an aquarium for as little as 15 minutes can significantly reduce their heart rate and elevate their mood. A total of 2 hours a week spent around water is recommended to improve physical and mental well-being.
Your beauty is an external reflection of your internal health and wellness. Dr. Yagoda believes in and promotes an integrative approach to help you feel and look your best. She practices what she preaches and her office has a fountain in the reception area.
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