Shinrin Yoku: Take A Bath… In A Forest: The Art of Shinrin-Yoku

Don’t worry, this bath won’t involve your taking your clothes off in the middle of the forest! Forest Bathing (or Shinrin-Yoku) is a fairly recent Japanese pastime being also discovered by the Western World.  What Is Shinrin-Yoku? All it is, is walking amidst nature in order to benefit from all the airborne chemicals released by plants. Plants have been found to emit phytoncides that stop them from rotting and being attacked by insects. These phytoncides also have a very beneficial effect on human beings. Many studies have been conducted about the benefits of walking in forests (and its use as … Read The Full Article …