Forest Bathing

02022-09-10 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Forest Bathing in Japan (Shinrin-yoku):

The Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is the simple and therapeutic act of spending time in a forest
If you’ve ever been in a forest, listened to the birds and watched the sunshine filtering through the leaves, you’ve already participated in one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental well-being. Even Japanese doctors promote forest bathing as a relaxing break from hectic urban life.

4 Comments

  1. anne

    Yes – agree – walking in the woods/ forest should help people to relax and unwind. . Plus the act of walking helps with thinking, problem solving, creating etc.

    Nice description “forest bathing”.-

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  2. JaneParham

    Ottmar, you probably know about Nikki Lindt, Sound Artist. She has a show called Sound Walk, featuring recordings of sounds underground in forests, trees creaking. All manner of sounds. Wonderful.

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    • ottmar

      No, I hadn’t heard of her. I am looking at her website right now. Thanks!

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  3. Nancy

    I know during COVID there was a doctor that recommended forest bathing as one way to strengthen your immune system. I can certainly understand that. I always love the smell and feel inside my greenhouse. I went out every day during COVID. The closest thing I have to a forest right in my backyard.

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