TIME FOR FOREST BATHING

 In Nature

Forest-bathing is  the English translation for the Japanese “Shirin-yoku.” Scientific studies have proven that spending time in forests and around trees is very beneficial for our health and well-being. Here is one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19568835

Forest-bathing lowers all our stress responses, therefore enhances our immune system and our mood.

I recently traveled to France and Florida where I felt myself naturally looking for trees and noticing different kinds than the ones we have in Aspen. The effects of trees on our physiology are easy to understand when we think of them being an expression of the essence of the world, consciousness. When we reconnect with trees, we reconnect with our spiritual self. Our mind, body and spirit are reunited, it is time for contemplation, a non-doing activity that we tend to forget in our society.

 

 

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