In 1989, NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to find out what indoor plants could be useful in filtering toxins and pollutants from the air. These plants are inexpensive an easily accessible. Grab a couple of them and place them in your home.
I believe that a primary reason getting older and wiser has become such a physically painful ordeal for so many among us in the West is because we are so out of relationship with our bodies. Not always, but often, age-induced deterioration doesn’t happen suddenly, but is a condition we spent our lives developing.
Ever wonder why a walk through a garden or a hike in the woods always has a calming effect on your mind and body? When in nature, you are experiencing the beneficial effects of essential oils simply by breathing. Every tree, flower and plant contains its own unique “essence,” and you can receive it into the very cells of your body by air, through your skin, or even by ingestion. Although essential oils are powerful and should be respected, they should not be feared.
In Sanscrit, Mudra means “closure” or “seal”. Mudras, also called yoga for the fingers, are specific hand positions that influence the energy follow in the body. They also help the expansion of consciousness. When practiced regularly, they may purify our bio-magnetic field and shield us from negative influences.
Within six months, the average Sunflower can grow from 8 feet to as high as 12 feet tall. According to Guinness World Records, as of 2014 the tallest ever sunflower grew to 9.17 m (30 feet 1 inch). The tiny seed that produces a plant so large in so little time would have to be jam packed with nutrients, doncha’ think? In fact, it is.
Did you know that cucumbers are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables? They have been cultivated since about 8,000 BC.