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What is forest bathing – shinrin-yoku?

By now you might have heard about the healing effects of Forest bathing. The research started 40 years ago in Japan in 1982 and is now recognised as a clinically proven therapy.
It involves spending time in a woodland, slowly connecting to nature by stimulating all your senses. 
 Our bodies still recognize nature as our home as 99.9% of our time as Homo sapiens have been spent in a natural environment.
It is hard wired into our DNA.
Just two hours in a woodland can act as a preventative of the build-up of many modern stress related maladies and can be beneficial for up to 30 days.
Here are some of the benefits that have been clinically proven and peer reviewed:-
Lowers blood pressure
Reduces blood sugar levels
Lowers concentration of stress hormones (cortisol)
Lifts depression
Increases the number and activity of NK cells which are white blood cells which with the help of certain proteins kill unwanted cells.
Decreases  pulse rate and increases energy
Improves sleep and concentration
Reduces anxiety and improves ones emotional state

 

As the conduit between you and the woodland or river side I will take you through some Invitations, which are short engagements utilising your senses of smell, touch, hearing, sight and even taste and to slow down to the pace of your environment and observe its magnitude, peace and complexity. 

 

Your breathing will slow and deepen, your sense of hearing will become more acute, your brain will stop thinking of everyday list of “to do’s” and your natural surroundings will envelope you in its peace and serenity. You will be Home.

 

We all deserve a bit of peace and to slow down. There is no mysticism and “signs from above”. It’s ingrained in our DNA so it’s just about rediscovering the slow ways. Something I reckon we all yearn for.
 
 
 
 

 

By now you might have read about the healing effects of Forest bathing and heard that it is a clinically proven therapy from Japan 

It involves spending time in a woodland, slowly connecting to nature by stimulating all your senses. 

 

Our bodies still recognize nature as our home as 99.9% of our time as Homo sapiens have been spent in a natural environment.

It is hard wired into our DNA.

Just two hours in a woodland can act as a preventative of the build-up of many modern stress related maladies and can be beneficial for up to 30 days.

Here are some of the benefits that have been clinically proven and peer reviewed:-

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Lower concentration of stress hormones (cortisol)
  • Lifts depression
  • Increases the number and activity of NK cells which are white blood cells which with the help of certain proteins kill unwanted cells.
  • Decrease in pulse rate and increases energy
  • Improved sleep and concentration
  • A reduction in anxiety and improvement of ones emotional state
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