How to Start Your Own Zen Microgreen Garden

July 08, 2022

How to Start Your Own Zen Microgreen Garden

Hey Hamama Friends!

We all get so busy with work, emails, family, friends, social events, etc that we tend to forget to carve a moment out for some peace and stillness. Moments of peace are so very important for your mental and physical well-being. We’re here to give you some tips on how to start your own zen microgreen garden so you can reap those benefits as easy as 1-2-3!

Did you know that starting your own garden indoors can actually reduce your stress levels? There are so many stress-relieving benefits when you expand your indoor garden.

Here are just a few:

💪️ Plants may help you recover from illness faster.¹

When in a stressful situation, your sympathetic nervous system starts to overreact, and this can cause your cardiovascular system to suffer some damage. One study found that interacting with plants actually relieves both physiological stress as well as negative psychological symptoms! In return, the risk of cardiovascular damage is significantly reduced. Not only is indoor gardening a satisfying and fulfilling experience, it can also help alleviate symptoms of Alzheimers, dementia, stress, and depression, and improve cognitive function.

 

🧐️ Plants may enhance job satisfaction in the workplace.¹

Plants can help restore the mind from the mental fatigue of work or studies, thus contributing to improved work performance and satisfaction. All of these benefits can thus even offer resistance to diseases and chronic stress!

 

🧘️ Working with plants can be therapeutic.¹

Indoor gardening was shown to improve life satisfaction and significantly decrease the perception of loneliness for older people living in nursing homes. In children, interactions with plants helps develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral connections to their social and biophysical environments. “Green time” is often used as as an effective supplement to traditional medicinal and behavioral treatments. This can help encourage imagination and creativity, cognitive and intellectual development - including reduced symptoms of ADD, and improved social relationships.

 

To make your space growing place Zen, you can create a playlist with chill music that calms you down and allows you to breathe deeply and slowly (believe it or not, we even forget to breathe correctly in our day-to-day, fast-paced life!). Adding some peaceful music can really help you set the scene for complete relaxation. No ideas on where to start with your playlist? No worries, we’ve got you covered!

 

🎧 Calmed By Nature on YouTube:  

🎧 The sound of Zen on Spotify:

With Hamama, you don’t need to fuss with clunky equipment or messy soil, and it requires very little maintenance! The other plus about your Hamama garden is that you get to watch it grow daily, admiring your adorable little greens, then enjoy adding the greens to your favorite nourishing meal. Talk about instant gratification!

To get you started, here are some of our nutritious and tasty recipes:

Black Magic Smoothie

Wasabi Kick California Wrap

Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing

We hope that we’ve inspired you with new ways to add some relaxation to your life. We love hearing from you! Let us know in the comments what you like to do to unwind!

Sources

  1. Stanborough, R. J. (2020, September 18). 7 science-backed benefits of indoor plants. Healthline. Retrieved June 15, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-home-guide/benefits-of-indoor-plants

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