Forest bathing is the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku. It involves using nature to heal our relationship with the non-human world. You don’t always have to be in a forest to practice this technique, but it helps!
So what’s the difference between walking through a forest, and forest bathing? It’s the difference between a few deep breaths and a long meditation. For forest bathing, you switch off your phone (unless an emergency) and completely immerse yourself in your surroundings. Take long breaths and look at the rustle of the trees, listen to the birdsong and just be.
Sit quietly and watch squirrels scuttle up trees, study the colours of the changing leaves, and absorb the smell of the rich damp earth. Your Guide to Forest Bathing is by Amos Clifford, who shows you how to forest bathe in the forest or woodland, public park or just your own backyard. Use time in the woods as a form of meditation, a mindfulness in nature.
The Little Book of Forest Bathing is a guide to the simple act of being among trees. With their restorative properties and ability to heal and calm us, trees are the natural remedy to our high-speed lives. Discover the art of forest bathing (an ancient technique from Japan) with this book. It contains guidance on how to immerse yourself in the serenity of the forest, to set you free from the everyday, and rediscover your natural rhythm.