24 June, 2023
Nigel is the founder of REROOT YOURSELF™ - a detailed look at the science behind nature and wellness, helping busy people with limited time tap into the art of forest bathing and the healing power of nature.
Throughout June I’ll be sharing tips and insights on how to Forest Bathe exclusively on 9KM BY 9AM and the Outside & Active website.
A 30-minute forest bathe once or twice a week will help you slow down. It will bring you into the present moment and de-stress and relax you.
LET’S GO FOREST BATHING – PART 8 – FEEL THE FOREST & CONNECT TO THE WOOD WIDE WEB
Letting the forest in is the key to unlocking its power - let nature enter through your eyes, ears nose, mouth, hands and feet. Today we’re touching the forest.
Touch lets you ground yourself, reroot yourself and connect to the universe.
WOOD WIDE WEB
Touching the forest directly with our feet or hands reconnects us to the nature grid or the Wood Wide Web.
Beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. This system connects a massive 90% of the land plants.
This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web". The total length of the fungal network in the top 10cm of soil is more than 450 quadrillion kilometres: around half the width of our galaxy.
Science says, the earth is like a giant battery with a natural low-level electrical charge.
When our bare feet touch the ground we receive the earth’s powerful healing electrons and become electrically grounded. When this happens science shows we are in harmony with nature - this decreases inflammation, enhances immunity and wound healing.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
EARTH YOURSELF - GO BAREFOOT
Take off your shoes and socks and walk through the woods, the park or your garden. This is called Earthing and involves connecting directly to the soil without the barrier of the pavement or rubber soled shoes – these do not conduct electrons and therefore break the flow and connection with the earth.
Dirt or soil consists of a bacterium that is good for health called Mycobacterium Vaccae, or the ‘happy bacteria’.
By putting your fingers in soil you activate neurotransmitters in the brain that release serotonin or the happy hormone, resulting in happiness and positivity. This can improve your mood and boost your immune system.
My book, Walking Back To Happiness: The Secret To Alcohol-Free Living & Well-Being and my coaching course Reroot Yourself shows how you can massively improve your mental and physical well-being, through re-connecting or rerooting with the natural world, walking outdoors, watching sunrises, forest bathing and being more mindful about the changes in nature that are happening all around you.
HAVE A GREAT DAY...
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Put both your hands on a tree, mindfully breathe in and out and let the power of the wood wide web flow through you!
Founder of the health and wellness channel 9KM BY 9AM.
Certified Positive Psychology & NLP Coach - with the internationally recognised, double accredited, International Coaching Federation and Association for Coaching, AreteWay Coaching Course.
Founder of REROOT YOURSELF™ - a detailed look at the science behind nature and wellness. Helping busy people with limited time tap into the art of forest bathing and the healing power of nature. A group masterclass / workshop – designed for organisations and businesses to help improve the mental health and wealth of employees.
Nigel holds a Diploma (Distinction) in Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). Is trained in the Power Of Awareness, University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute.
Nigel shares with us is Lived Experience of over 700 walks in nature - walking 9 kilometres before 9 o’clock every day since May 2021. Highlights include:
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Most recent articles by Nigel Jones
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on the walk along the mountain track to the summit of Ben Nevis the highest peak in the British Isles. 16.69 km, 8 hours 40 minutes, 1,345 metres or 4,413 feet above sea level. It is an experience I will never forget - 36,000 steps and memories that will last forever.
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on a circular walk to the summit of Waun Fach, the highest peak in the Black Mountains and the second highest in Bannau Brycheiniog (formerly the Brecon Beacons). 5 hours 24 minutes – Distance 14.00KM.
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on a linear walk to the summit of Sugar Loaf in the Black Mountains near Abergavenny in South Wales. 2 hours 43 minutes – Distance 6.00KM.
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