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How Forest Bathing can reduce stress

Otherwise known as Shinrin Yoku by the Japanese, Forest Bathing has started to become one of our favourite wellness therapies. A forest is less than an hours drive for 99% of the British population, so this amazing practise is accessible to nearly everyone.

So what is forest bathing?
This is a mindful and well being therapy that uses the healing powers of the forest. It’s not just a walk in the woods, this is immersing yourself into the sounds, smells and using your sensory awareness to totally switch off and ground yourself.

How to Forest Bathe

1. Leave your camera and phone behind. This is so hard for most people, but vital if you want to feel the benefits of this therapy.
2. Let your body guide you and listen to where it wants to take you, off the waking trails and away from human distraction and other man made noise (as possible)
3. On your own
4. Smell the forest
5. Hear the forest
6. Let everything flow through you
7. Feel your feet
8. Slow your breathing
9. Be mindful

We are discovering that spending more time outdoors and in our natural world is so important. In this modern world ‘forest bathing’ is a powerful antidote to the pressures in this modern world, proven to deliver lasing benefits both physical and mental wellbeing and create a a bond with our important natural environment.

Health Benefits include:

Reducing Stress – Research has discovered that connecting to nature on a regular basis can be linked to more happiness and mental well being. Spending time in nature releases hormones that relate to joy and calm.
Frees up your creativity and problem solving – Having space and time to really think deep without distractions allows our mind to think freely and creatively.
Boost your immune system – Trees and plants emit phytoncides which we breath. Studies have showed this enhances your bodies ability to fight disease.
Reduce high blood pressure – Another study showed that blood pressure naturally lowers in the forest.
Improve Sleep – We all know getting fresh air helps with sleep and lowering stress helps you sleep better too.

So plan your first session now – Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. The medicine of simply being in the forest.

‘You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, a wave from the ocean.’ Alan Watts

So plan your first session now – Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. The medicine of simply being in the forest.

‘You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, a wave from the ocean.’ Alan Watts