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How Trekking Closes You to Nature


There is nothing more refreshing and satisfying than spending time amidst nature, which bestows us with the invaluable opportunity of self-discovery, give us moments of self-reflection and challenges us amidst adverse situations.

Trekking is the most amazing thing we can do. Rougher the road, harder the climb, dirtier the trail, we are surely going to discover a part of us we never knew exists.”- Anonymous

It feels amazing to be lost in the right direction, and trekking does something similar to us. Walk down the greener and wilder heaven or climbing up through the rugged parts, the mystical grandeur of nature always spellbound those who have a deep affinity for everything natural. The serenity of nature, the awe-inspiring routes, and the enchanting views of the mountains, rivers, diverse flora, snow-capped peaks, always fill trekking lovers with peace and harmony.

Trekking for some can be a tedious job or just a thrilling experience, but for many, it is a way out to the real world full of challenges, wilderness, and newness. It is not just about traversing the mountains, trekking is a blend of adventure, enjoyment, rejuvenation, and self-realization. Trekking not only makes you explore the unexplored but takes you closer to the paradisiacal vibes, closer to nature which leaves a tremendous impact on the body, mind, and soul.

Trekking surely brings you close to nature in many ways, and studies suggest that nature helps the brain, bodies, and soul to stay healthy.

So here are the ways to know how:

Relish the Beauty of Nature

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“Study nature, love nature and stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Trekking is one of those activities that let you spend a significant amount of time amidst nature. It is one of the best ways to celebrate and cherish nature. You climb the mountains, stroll along the valleys, go deep onto forests, witness beatific flora and all these provides the invaluable opportunity to admire nature and its beauty. The activity also makes you meet people from around the world who carry invaluable experiences to share.

Time and Space amidst the Chaos

“Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.” Albert Einstein

Getting distanced physically from your everyday life also proves to be mentally and emotionally beneficial. The break is essential to place yourself aside from the pressure of work-home balance, relationships, society, health and more. The silence of nature let you take a moment to actually breathe, and feel and live in the present moment. Trekking is the activity that provides both and helps you to relax and get connected with your true self in a safe space.

Let your Thoughts Dance

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”- Dalia Lama

Trekking brings you close to nature and impacts the mind making it healthy. It stills your thoughts to make them dance on the tune of tranquillity. Trekking takes you away from the distraction of the outer world, which automatically makes you feel better and emotionally stable. The soul and eye soothing scenic picturesque views, positivity all around and the feeling of relaxation fades away the stress and replenishes the mind. It has been proved that, when we trek, our body releases a large number of happy hormones (endorphins), oxytocin, and boosts serotonin, and these hormones make us feel calm, relaxed, energized, connected and happy.

Rejuvenate with Nature’s Touch

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have, to live.”- Jim Rohn

Trekking impacts the body doing all good to it in many ways. As it is said one hour of trekking in the Himalayas has the ability to burn a lot of calories, so imagine what can hours or days of the trek do to you. You must definitely feel replenished, fitter, leaner and better with toned muscles, improved balance, and stability. Trekking helps in strengthening the core, relieves fatigue and makes you feel the present moment.

Feel Divine All Around

“Spirituality does not come from religion. It comes from our soul.”- Anthony Douglas Williams.

Trekking makes you engage all your senses and be aware of both the true self and surroundings. It brings you close to nature where you feel divinity all around and connects you with the spiritual being. The practice impacts the spirit of a person to the core and helps in rediscovering the ‘self’ and lets him acknowledge the value of relationships. Trekking helps you with your spirituality and gives you the ability to connect with the world and ultimately, with the universal consciousness.

Become Meditative and Mindful

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experiences.”- Jon Kabat- Zinn

Trekking is the way out to become meditative and mindful by building a stronger relationship with the universal consciousness. During the adventure activity, we unknowingly or knowingly practice mindful walking. It can also be translated as walking meditation which incorporates the technique of mindfulness. It is a concept of being present in the moment while paying attention to your breath, body movements and brings focus to bodily sensations. The practice makes you feel more aware, connect you with nature, and offer you the opportunity to experience the wonders of this majestic world.

Makes you Feel More Alive

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“Go where you feel the most alive.”- Kapten & Son

Nature makes you feel more alive and vital as it is said; being more close to nature gives real happiness, relieves stress, and opens doors to creativity. Getting so in the hustled up life of metro cities is barely possible, so through a trekking trip reap the benefits and get an ideal amount of nature exposure. Unplug from the reality and go for a soulful escapade in the lap of the miraculous Himalayas and restore the overall health.

Commence the Voyage into Unknown

Trekking brings you close to nature, showering its amazing benefits. But to reap them all in the purest form, it is essential to plan the expedition carefully. Trekking or adventure retreat is the ideal way of doing it all at once, and you can go to the Himalayan trails to get the best programs for the same. Yoga and adventure retreat, Himalayan retreat, Mountain vacation and more are the programs one can search for and enroll for the best trekking experience. So wake up the inner adrenaline junkie and satiate it to the core.

Experience the bliss of nature by feeling it closer to you and transform yourself extensively. Nature keeps you healthy, but it is also your duty to preserve the wilderness for our own betterment.

Author bio:

Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Bipin Baloni conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, the Himalayas and Trekking.
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