Gardening for Therapy - Tips and Tricks for Relaxation through Gardening
It does not matter about the size of your garden, as long as it is there to give you endless hours of pleasure, you are going to find this a haven in which you can de-stress yourself and relax at the end of a hard day’s work. More
Table of Contents
Gardening for Therapy
Table of Contents
Gardening for Beginners
Mapping out a Plot
Choosing the Right Container
Choice of Plants
Best Soil for Cactus
Making a Retreat – Zen – Garden
Different type of water features –
Your Garden Sitting Area
Mini Tray Gardens
Traditional Quick Composting Formula
Caring for Your Plants – Tips
It does not matter about the size of your garden, as long as it is there to give you endless hours of pleasure, you are going to find this a haven in which you can de-stress yourself and relax at the end of a hard day’s work.
Doctors have begun asking their heart patients to take up gardening as a relaxing therapy, and this book is going to tell you all about how to take full benefit of the gentle exercise for the body, as well as a relaxing and soothing therapy for your mind.
According to studies, it has been proved that middle-aged men with high risk of coronary diseases and stress-related diseases are expected to live longer if they take some sort of regular to moderate exercise, especially in the open air, and in a garden. These outdoor activities include gardening, fishing, walking, or doing any sort of activity which does not exert them much in the open air.
Gardening has long been known to be an excellent stress buster. Down the ages, anybody who got up in the morning with a bit of a black monkey on his shoulder was immediately turned out doors, with a pick or a shovel and told to dig in the ground. This physical exercise in itself was enough to make his mind free of stress and tension. Also, when people were disturbed, they went out for long walks, so that they could grow calm in heart, body, soul and spirit.
When we were young, we were encouraged to dig our hands deep in mother earth, feeling the rich soil against our fingers. Apart from that, the happiness in seeing our planted seedlings take root, and then bear fruit was one of the most positive of joys, a child could achieve.
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