Forest bathing is a gentle, meditative practice of connecting with nature. Simply being present, with all of our senses, in a forest or other wild area, can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. It is a simple, accessible antidote to our nature-starved lives and can inspire us to become advocates for healing our relationships with the more-than human world.
In Japan, forest bathing is known as shinrin-yoku. Studies there have demonstrated a wide variety of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Benefits: Simple relaxation, Stress Reduction, Physical health, Mental health, Emotional health, Self Awareness, Social connection, Spiritual Practice, Mindfulness (meditation), Sensory contact, Connection with nature, and More.