You didn’t come into this world.
You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
You are not a stranger here.
The healing way of Shinrin-yoku is through the medicine of simply being in the forest. A gentle path to wellness accessible to almost everybody. Studies have found that the benefits of forest bathing include:
- Boosted immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells.
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced stress
- Improved mood
- Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
- Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
- Increased energy level
- Improved sleep
I’m hoping that the Youtube video below motivates you to kick off your house slippers and rummage through closets for your long-forgotten hiking boots…