Today, a 10-minute walk from my house begins a milelong wooded path. I go there when I’m feeling particularly drained and out of sorts. Once I enter the trail and become enveloped by the woods my whole being is transformed.
It’s like the weight of the world falls off my shoulders. The furrow in my brow relaxes as the outside corners of my mouth slightly curl up. I can breathe and I’m aware of my breath and the sound of the birds and scurry of squirrels playing in the trees.
I am in awe of the sights and sounds and my body immediately returns to homeostasis. Nature is a cure-all. I am relieved and fully recovered from the stress and demands of modern day life.
Words by: JanelOpekaYoga ~ Photos by: DeanPaganiPhotography