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There is a Japanese idea catching on in the West of Shinrin Yoku, or 'Forest Bathing':
Take a walk in the forest.
Shinrin Yoku is a Japanese term that means "Forest Bathing." It is a health-enhancing practice that is introduced in this brief video, courtesy of Shinrin-yoku.org. Visit our website and join the coalition to promote this wonderful practice and connect more people to nature. It's not just for health, it's for our relationships with nature, the type of relationships that support sustainable living.
The purpose of Shinrin-yoku.org is...
"I had permission and time to observe and become part of the place – the sights, smells, sounds, touch and tastes saturated my core. I felt like I was taking in Forest Medicine."
Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of Being in the Forest - Shinrin-yoku, the medicine of being in the forest