in Ayurveda, there is the governing philosophy that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm, that all the elements that exist in nature also exist within us. when we harmonize the elements within, we can align ourselves with nature and live in harmony with our environment.
there are many different causes of imbalances that become hurdles to living in sync with nature. from what I have observed over the years, one contributing factor that seems to be highly prevalent is the experience of trauma. trauma causes our nervous systems to adapt in ways that contribute to imbalances in the brain, belly, and body and these imbalances over time can develop into states of dis-ease, distress, and disharmony.