Forest Bathing / Shinrin-Yoku
Shinrin-Yoku, translated to “forest bathing” in English, is a Japanese practice of taking in the forest atmosphere during a leisurely walk, purposely engaging with nature using all five senses. This practice has been shown to reduce stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, while also improving blood pressure, mental clarity, and concentration.
We are fortunate to live in the middle of several forests here in Oregon. This homegrown inspriation led to the creation of our Forest Path with Wildcrafted Pine Soap, so we can have a bit of home wherever we go. We hope it will inspire memories of a walk in your favorite forest.
Please take a moment from your busy day to enjoy this moment of virtual forest bathing :
Take in the forest atmosphere:
Breathe in the fresh air as it whispers through the trees, carrying with it the scent of the evergreens and earthy essence of the dirt beneath your feet. Lean down to inhale the sweetly fragrant flowers as they extend above their wonderfully green foliage.
Relax your mind and feel the tension and stress leave your muscles as you focus on the calm and peaceful surroundings of the beautiful lush forest.
Wander beneath the outstretching branches that jut from the strong and sturdy trunks of the trees surrounding you. Create your own unique path, affording yourself the ability to make new and exciting discoveries.
Touch the cool refreshing water as it flows through the forest. Feel the prickliness of a pine cone, the smooth and delicate leaves of the plants sprouting from the ground, and the rough edges of a solitary stone that tells the extraordinary story of its origins and journey.
Listen to the life of the forest - the rustling of trees as a gentle breeze delicately dances among them. Hear the birds chirping in the sunlight and take notice of a branch cracking on the forest floor as a small animal comes out of its burrow to explore.
Heal with the therapeutic properties that Shinrin-Yoku presents. Be still and be present. Relish in the calmness and take in your surroundings.
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To read more about forest bathing and the positive physical and mental health benefits, see these links: