Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku, is a practice that originated in Japan and has gained popularity worldwide. It involves immersing oneself in nature, particularly in forested areas, to promote well-being and reduce stress.
In a world that is increasingly fast-paced and technologically driven, forest bathing offers a much-needed respite. It allows individuals to reconnect with nature, rejuvenate their spirits, and find solace in the simplicity and beauty of the natural world. By making forest bathing a regular practice, one can significantly improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Below are a few books and articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the practice of forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, along with its origins:
These resources should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of forest bathing and its origins, along with the associated health benefits.
Enjoy exploring the world of forest bathing!
Melanie Ollenberg: Eco-spiritualist and Founder / Co-Creator of the Rosseau Sanctuary.