Nature Immersion Walks

Remembering and reconnecting with the rhythms of nature

Reconnect with Nature

At Oasis a fundamental aspect of our philosophy of healing is linked to reconnecting with nature, while we understand that one of the primary factors that contributes towards all chronic “dis-ease”, including cancer, is a disconnection from nature and leading an unnatural lifestyle.

When we return to nature and immerse ourselves in the beauty of a natural environment, even for short periods of time each day, modern science tells us that this has a highly positive effect on our overall health and ability to heal.

Slow meditative walks through a natural setting such as on a beach or in a forest provide a rejuvenating experience and act almost as an antidote to the stress of fast-paced urban life. It allows for a precious moment to reconnect with and appreciate the natural rhythms of nature and life.

The benefits of nature immersion walks are wide ranging and scientific research has proven it helps to:

  • Enhance the functioning of the immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve mood
  • Increase ability to focus
  • Accelerate recovery from surgery or illness
  • Boost energy levels
  • Improve sleep

Furthermore, when we immerse ourselves in nature it can actually help to rewire our brain. When we are in a beautiful environment that induces a sense of awe and allows us to marvel at the beauty and majesty of nature it can help to remind us of its restorative power.

Being in nature, as opposed to doing in an artificial environment, can help to shift our deeply engrained thought patterns, which are often negative and self-absorbed, towards more positive, expansive and connected thoughts. This pattern interrupt helps to break us free from everyday thinking and move beyond our normal ways of seeing and feeling.

This in turn can help to establish a deeper sense of overall wellbeing, move beyond mental chatter and limiting beliefs, reduce stress, promote a more peaceful state of mind and improve our ability to heal. Nature immersion walks, therefore, are beneficial not only in terms of physical movement and exercise, but also on a mental and emotional level.

In this respect they can be considered a part not only of our daily movement program, but also of the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing program. Our nature immersion walks may also be combined with walking meditations to enhance the benefits on mind and body alike.