Ever wonder why being outdoors in the sunshine, forest, mountain, park, waterfall, rainfall or at the beach makes you feel immediately re-centered?
It is the negative ions that we are exposed to in very high concentrations when we interact with this kind of environment. Essentially, negative ions create positive vibes!
The Salt Cave is another space in which there are high concentrations of negative ions.
When we inhale negative ions in the environment, the ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin levels in our brains, which can relieve stress, boost energy and alleviate depression. In other words, negative ions equal positive vibes.
These ions can make your body feel recharged and rejuvenated. According to Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain “negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.”
Unfortunately, many of our homes and offices are filled with just the opposite — positive ions.
Having high levels of positive ions in an environment can create anxiety, irritability, suppress the immune system, and foster low energy.
Positive ions are created from environmental pollution and electromagnetic devices, such as cell phones, computers, fluorescent light and your television set.
I am sure most of us would prefer to spend more time in nature and frolicking through the lush Appalachian mountains absorbing all the negative ions all the time. But its not always possible since we have homes and jobs to return to.
Good news! There are ways to generate negative ions in your home or office that will dispel/minimize positive ions. Remember, negative ions create positive vibes:
- Salt lamps (they also offer 84 trace minerals essential to the human body and mind)
- A shower or salt bath
- House plants (spider plant, pathos, and snake plant are some notable purifiers)
- Air purifiers
- Opening windows (for fresh air) and allowing sunshine into your space
- Turning off/unplugging electronics when not in use