Forest Bathing

It’s truly a ‘thing’ you know. Going into the forest for the purpose of immersing yourself in greenery for peace of mind and healing is called ‘Shinrin-yoku. The term was coined in Japan in the 1980’s. We love a bit of forest therapy. But you have to get beyond some stuff to really feel it. Like fear of bugs or being a bit grubby, like sticks and dried leaves in your hair, or damp patches on your shorts. The forest doesn’t mind your worries and will embrace you any way you come. The mulch beneath the trees cushions well if you soften yourself. The base of a tree supports your spine and tiny creatures will explore you as another bit of terrain, unlikely to bite if you are calm. No separation- you as Nature.

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