It is Summer! Finally the days have become longer, the sun is shining more often and the temperature has increased. You may find yourself smiling more, feeling lighter and becoming more connected to Mother Gaia.
This is natural – as human beings we need natural light. It boosts our body’s ability to store vitamin D, leads to higher productivity, benefits our vision and helps us to sleep.
Did you know that your body makes Vitamin D from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight and that scientists believe that the “happy” hormone called serotonin increases when nights are short and days are long?
That is even more reason to make the most of the beautiful weather of Summer. Many psychiatrists prescribe people get out in the sunlight for at least 30 minutes a day to help prevent or treat mental health conditions. The connection with nature also helps us to feel more uplifted and more connected to the energy that is all around us and Summer is the best time of year to do this.
Get out and go for a walk, lie on the grass, go for a swim, hug a tree – do something that gets you into nature and maybe take the Sunflower Oracle magazine with you.
Embrace the light and welcome the Sun as we at the Sunflower Oracle welcome you to the Summer edition.
7 Health Benefits of Sunlight
- Improves your sleep. Your body creates a hormone called melatonin that is critical to helping you sleep
- Reduces stress
- Maintains strong bones
- Helps keep the weight off
- Strengthens your immune system
- Fights off depression
- Can give you a longer life
– Ronja Skandera