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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Forest Bathing

Sunday Forest Bathing

The Japanese follow a practice called shinrin-yoku, which means forest–bath. It doesn’t involve grueling hikes or aerobic exercise, instead, it means taking in the forest through our senses. It involves the simple practice of being in nature. And it  doesn’t have to be in a literal forest. It can be a local park or any place that has trees and birds, etc. It could be your own backyard.

It involves leaving your phone and other electronics behind (gasp!) and walking or sitting wherever your body takes you. You are focusing on the sounds, smells and sights of nature. Use your five senses. Relax.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time doing this – just fifteen minutes will do. And recent studies (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580555/)
have confirmed that the practice of shinrin-yoku has real health benefits.

Try it. Take a bath in the forest (or your backyard).

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Motivational Secret #141:
“Try the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku.

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Quote of the Day:
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

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