Forest Therapy - A walk a day keeps the doctor away....
I often take a walk in the woods near my house.
I walk on paved streets to reach this forest trail, taking rapid strides and often breathing in chilled morning air. I catch the early sunlight through the trees. It is such a wonderful time and I feel calmer and more centered.
The phrase 'shinrin-yoku' really means “taking in the forest atmosphere" and recently, Japanese scientists quantified the effects of this atmosphere through several studies.