Connect with nature as much as possible. Feel the earth under your feet. Feel the breeze. Hear the water. That is the only way to regain balance and perspective.
Why You Need To Try Japanese Forest Bathing
It’s where we belong.
It relieves stress.
You tap into the healing power of nature.
It’s a spiritual practice.
Natural beauty is a source of inspiration.
Trees actually have special healing powers.
We can learn from trees.
Five steps to forest bathing.
See the trees, the plants growing under foot, the fungi, moss and lichen. Look up, down and all around for animals hiding under rocks, in burrows, and on tree branches. Notice the colours, shapes and textures.
Hear the rustling of leaves, the bird songs, or running water. Listen for the subtle sounds.
Feel the ground beneath your feet, the strength of tree trunks, the softness of leaves, or the prickliness of pine cones.
Smell the fresh air and the evergreens. Get close and smell the flowers.
Taste pine needle or gingko leaf tea. (Be sure to accurately identify any plant you are going to taste.)