“Human love is for one thing only: to love your soul. The Infinite world around you will be in love with you.”
– Yogi Bhajan
Self-care is an ongoing mission. When you start your Kundalini Yoga journey, you will also begin caring for yourself and tending to your needs. One of the simplest ways in which you can promote your self-care is by getting and caring for houseplants. Here’s what you need to know about this task and why it will improve your everyday well-being.
Caring for plants promotes positivity
There is no greater feeling than caring for another being. When you take it upon yourself to be loving and giving to something, you will feel it in your own life. Starting simply with a houseplant may be the best course of action. When you introduce a plant into your home, you have total responsibility for it. You have to tend to its needs and keep it safe.
While it may seem like a small task, taking care of a plant will help promote positivity in your life. You are spending time on something other than yourself and improving your living environment. It feels good to help another living thing. Each day (or every other day), when you water your houseplants, you feel connected to them and to nature itself.
Houseplants help to purify the air
Having houseplants in your home can directly impact its environment. Believe it or not, research conducted by NASA found that certain plants can remove up to 87% toxins from space. Put simply, that could mean that houseplants help to purify the air in your home. When you’re considering how to improve your self-care, don’t miss this tip.
Of course, it’s important to choose the right houseplants for your home. Not all plants offer the same purification capabilities. However, research suggests that Devil’s Ivy and spider plants can have a strong effect on your living environment. Before you choose the right plants for you, take the time to study them and find out what benefits you may reap.
Greenery improves your quality of life
Looking for a simple way to give yourself (and your home!) a boost? Getting some houseplants could be the best way forward. Choosing to fill your home with these plants will not only have an impact on your living space but it may also boost your well-being.
Research from the American Society for Horticultural Science found that houseplants increase the quality of life for people in retirement homes. The same could be true for people of all ages, living in a variety of places. With that in mind, choosing to include a variety of houseplants in your home could be an easy way to improve your self-care.
Boost your self-care today!
Ready to get started? While you can use houseplants to brighten up your home, you may also want to use some cleansing plants to purify the area. Exploring all the ways in which the natural world can benefit you is a smart move. Why not start small today?