Taking in the Forest

Monday, March 13, 2017

'Forest Bathing' ... 'taking in the forest' ... 'shinrin-yoku' -- a Japanese term first started in the 1980s to describe a mindful, forest walk.

The idea is that you slow down and engage all your senses as you appreciate your surroundings.

There is science to prove the health benefits including:

  • boosting your immune system
  • relieving stress and anxiety
  • reducing blood pressure
And its taking North American by storm -- workshops, institutes, excursions.  Do a Google search on 'forest bathing'.

What do you think?  Justified or New Age bunk???

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  1. Totally justified. Everything old is new again.
    Not sure I'd pay $300. to go for a walk in the woods.
    Then again, I can just walk out my front door.
    But you already knew that. ;)