Breath in that Forest Air! The healing practice of 'FOREST BATHING'
Every morning, early, I walk for an hour in a forest near my house.
Right now, my 2 walking partners and I leave our homes when it is dark and cold and we return when it is light.
We walk on paved streets to reach this forest trail, take rapid strides, breath in the cold air and marvel at the sunrise through the trees. Truly wonderful.
The phrase 'shinrin-yoku' really means “taking in the forest atmosphere" and recently, Japanese scientists quantified the effects of this atmosphere through several studies.