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Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing?

This it isn’t a literal bath in the forest!

For those who are curious, =forest bathing is the practice of absorbing the forest through your senses.

To wander through a forest and take in everything you see, hear and smell. And some medical research suggests that the practice may help boost immunity and reduce stress.

Why Forest Bathing Is Good For Your Health?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness.

How Often Should I Forest Bathe?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

The more you immerse yourself… the deeper the effect. 

At least “two hours a week, 30 minutes a day” or three consecutive days of two hours each day every month.

Can Trees Heal People?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

Indeed, research shows that trees really do have healing powers. For one thing, they release antimicrobial essential oils, called phytoncides, that protect trees from germs and have a host of health benefits for people

Who Invented Forest Bathing?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

 

Shinrin-Yoku, which literally means forest bathing, originated in Japan in the early 1980s and may be regarded as a form of nature therapy.

Investigations on the physiological effects that result from being in a forest began in Japan in 1990 and continue today.

How Exactly Do You Practice Forest Bathing?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

Step 1: Put your phone on “do not disturb mode” not on silent but do not disturb flight mode, so that you’re truly free from any distractions (unless of course you needed it in case of an emergency) so that you can be fully present in the experience. 

Step 2: Leave behind your goals and expectations. Wander aimlessly, allowing your body to take you wherever it wants. 

Step 3: Pause from time to time, to look more closely at a leaf or notice the sensation of the path beneath your feet. 

Step 4: Find a comfy spot to take a seat and listen to the sounds around you. See how the behaviour of the birds and other animals changes when they become used to your presence. 

Step 5: If you go with others, make an agreement to resist talking until the end of the walk, when you could gather to share your experiences.

Why Forest Bathing Is Good For Our Health?

Have You Ever Tried Forest Bathing

It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness.

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