Rainforest Bathing Shirin Yoku

Forest bathing, the Japanese practice known as Shinrin-yoku, is scientifically proven to improve physical and mental health.

How does Forest Bathing benefit health?

Japan’s Chiba University found that forest bathing lowers levels of stress hormone cortisol, lowers blood pressure, lowers blood sugar and improves depression.

Doctors in New Zealand and Japan have been known to give ‘green prescriptions’, advocating that spending time in nature as being as important as a healthy diet. The typical prescription; two doses of nature per week such as a beach walk, a rainforest hike or a walk in a park.

Studies conducted on forest bathing in the Northern Hemisphere suggest that trees and plant life can emit natural chemicals causing us to relax.

This weekend practice mindfulness, take a walk at the beach, a park or in the rainforest.




The Guardian: Getting back to nature: how forest bathing can make us feel better

Mindfood: Back to nature with forest therapy

The Atlantic: \'Forest Bathing\': How Microdosing on Nature Can Help With Stress


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