IN PRACTICE, IT’S GOOD FOR YOU
SHINRIN-YOKU, ALSO KNOWN AS FOREST THERAPY
IS A TERM THAT MEANS “FOREST BATHING”.
The concept was developed in Japan during the 80s
with the purpose of treating high levels of stress.
Forest Therapy is rooted in century old traditions that span across many cultures worldwide. The practice of being close to nature is not exclusive of the Japanese culture. Every culture in the world has developed their own traditions of nature connection and its healing and relaxing properties.
The Japanese, Shinrin-Yoku, pattern and process system inspired ours, which is distinguished by the cultural differences and the natural environments by which we are surrounded. The main difference is that we will not perform exercise.
The idea is simple: by being in a natural setting walking in a relaxed and connected way, we can achieve a series of benefits: relaxation and restoring of the nervous system. This practice follows the general principle that being in nature is good for us and highly contribute to our well being.