It's no shocking secret that verdant natural settings are good for our mental health. Getting away from the mad headlong rush of modern life is not just good for us, it's essential.
What does Ayurveda and Sankhya philosophy say about the reasons for this?
In the natural world, the earth provides food for all living beings. Trees provide shade, fruits and flowers, and recycle carbon dioxide into breathable air. But as population densities increased throughout the course of history, humans have tried to squeeze more and more out of the natural world, until we live in a concrete jungle that bears little resemblance to nature.