.. in nature improve our health
Silence, fresh air, sun, wind, rain, fog and snow in the winter sharpen our senses. Fasting improves the sensitivity of our senses and the scope of our perception. We see, hear, smell and feel differently; as if not only our bod but also your senses were purified in the process of fasting . The images we see gain in contrast and brightness, our hearing becomes more subtle.
Physical activity during fasting in closed but ventilated rooms and halls uses up excess energy depots and helps to preserve our muscles.
Movement in nature is beneficial for both body and soul. It harmonises the bodily functions by expanding the perception range of all our senses. Think of a camera lens covered in dust. How much clearer are the images once the lens has been cleaned.
Our breath flows freely in and out like air in a cleaned stovepipe. Bird song and the rustling of the trees bring back memories of songs sung in our youth.
Fasting and movement in nature is truly something special: It frees our soul from the fetters of day-to-day life.
We leave behind unpleasant, stale and bad experiences.
Nature unites us with our inner self, with our childhood, our innocence, our origins.
It was like Heaven’s glimmer
caressing Terra’s skin,
that in Her blossoms’ shimmer
She had to dream of Him.
The breeze was gently walking
through wheatfields near and far;
the woods were softly talking
so bright shone ev’ry star.
And, oh, my soul extended
its wings through skies to roam:
O’er quiet lands suspended,
my soul was flying home.
(Joseph von Eichendorf, Moonlit Night)