Learn how to manage anxiety, depression, stress and high blood pressure with this nature immersion practice.
Shinrin Yoku comes from Japan and Korea where it is recognized as an effective treatment for many chronic conditions including dysbiosis of the gut and chronic inflammation.
Slow and contemplative walking, ‘being’ in Nature, not ‘doing’, bathing in volatile chemicals emitted by trees, breathing deeply to absorb the medicine from the air, this is a sensory experience of receiving healing from Nature.
Shinrin yoku means "forest bathing" and "breathing the forest air". It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature showing the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the forest is going home.
Wilderness is a necessity.” John Muir