To date, I haven’t met anyone that has told me they can see them, taste them or smell negative ions. 😉
Yet, in nature, negative ions are all around us.
Visit the ocean and you are in the company of negative ions. Visit the mountains, splash around in a stream, or take a walk in the woods and you’ll be breathing in negative ions.
How do you know when you are in the presence of negative ions?
You feel better. You relax and you feel more at ease with yourself and with life. That’s because negative ions increase the levels of serotonin in your body. Serotonin affects your moods, and you may find it lifting stress and even, depression. Some people become energized in the presence of negative ions.
Consider this review of literature from The Root of All Healing:
“… quite a bit of medical research has been done demonstrating that negative ions help us simultaneously relax, reduce stress and energize us. Ecstatic, Ltd. in the United Kingdom commissioned a review of literature on the effects of air ions and concluded: ‘The consensus of the literature reviewed is that environmental air ion concentration levels and balance can affect a wide range of biological organisms, including humans. Elevated negative air ion levels are widely reported to have beneficial effects on humans including enhanced feeling of relaxation, and reduced tiredness, stress levels, irritability, depression, and tenseness.’”
How do you know of you need more negative ions in your life?
If you are having difficulty sleeping, concentrating, feeling energized, relaxing, enjoying life, and opening up to your greatest healing—one of the simplest, sweetest ways to enhance your healing is to spend more time with Mother Earth.
I recommend getting out in nature every day to support you with whatever you are healing. That’s right. Every day. That’s how beneficial nature is in the healing journey. It is one of the most over-looked prescriptions for healing, and it can be among the most powerful.
You can read more about the benefits of spending time in nature in my book, The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything.
Nature slows down those hurried paces we think we have to keep up. Those rushed speeds and stressful lives are contributing to our discomfort and preventing us from relaxing enough for healing to occur.
As I share in my book, “You don’t get to physical health, inner peace or joy through stress and tension.” In order to heal you have to slow down and getting out there in those negative ions is one of the best ways to relax and discover a greater natural healing source for balanced energy.