Simply put, Forest Bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body, having an extraordinary effect on stress levels, positive feelings, energy levels and even promote the activity of NK (anticancer) cells.
It was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science.
Below is a short inspirational video on Forest Bathing.
More on forest therapy and the practice of forest bathing in Yoshifumi’s Miyazaki’s Shinrin-Yoku.