Reactivate your senses by enjoying nature.
Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is a Japanese tradition that gained popularity especially in the 1980s. Meanwhile, more than 95 different centers and nature reserves in Japan have been specially set up to practice Shinrin-Yoku.
This method of wading through the forest ensures that you reconnect with nature. We do this through a number of simple ‘activities’ that you get to work with. Rather, we speak of reactivation because it is an ancient instinct that we breathe new life into. It is a blessing for body and mind.
Research has shown that forest baths lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels and also have a positive effect on cells that fight cancer. But my main focus is on the healing effects on the mind. It helps to reduce your stress level, to take away fears.
The rituals or invitations that you can accept ensure that you stop thinking for a while and learn to look back, hear, taste, listen, feel… Distance during a forest bath is not important. There is a good chance that you will not cover more than 1 or 2 kilometers during a forest bathing session of about 2.5 to 3 hours. So everyone can do it too. Slow is the message.