In a time when we’re constantly swamped with never-ending to-do lists, pausing to spend time in nature and soak up the restorative power of the natural world has never been more important.
Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing, is the practice of spending time in the forest for greater health, a strengthened immune system, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, Shinrin-Yoku will help you slow down and reconnect with nature, from walking mindfully in the woods, to a break in your local park, to simply walking barefoot on your lawn.
Qing Li (2018) Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing. London: Penguin Random House.