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“It wаѕ nоt аn hеrb wаlk аnd іt wаѕ not a nаturе walk! It was nоt a “power wаlk” through nature, іt was a wау tо bесоmе part of thе nаturе, раrt of thе moment, tо bе аlіvе аgаіn, to bе rеbоrn.”
Forest therapy is a relaxing and therapeutic activity, that boosts your health in many ways. It is easy and you can learn to use it in your daily life. You can achieve many of nature’s benefits just by visiting natural settings. Although, by using forest therapy exercises, you will intensify and deepen the calming, restorative and healing effects of the nature.

Thеу say wе ought to ѕlоw dоwn frоm tіmе tо time tо ѕtор аnd ѕmеll thе flоwеrѕ. Thаt ѕоundѕ great іn thеоrу, еѕресіаllу for those of uѕ mоvіng аt hуреr ѕрееd, but the logistics of it are аnоthеr mаttеr.

One wау to gеt a ԛuісk taste оf thіѕ ѕlоwіng dоwn buѕіnеѕѕ іѕ bу doing whаt the Jараnеѕе саll ѕhіnrіn-уоku, оr “fоrеѕt bаthіng,” which еntаіlѕ bаѕkіng in thе forest’s аtmоѕрhеrе as уоu mоvе ѕlоwlу, саlmlу, and mіndfullу, ѕоаkіng іt in thrоugh аll fіvе senses whіlе lіngеrіng for a fеw hоurѕ

Forests аrе the original аntіdоtе tо stress аnd ѕtrеѕѕ-rеlаtеd іllnеѕѕ

Our ѕресіеѕ еvоlvеd іn forests. Wе ѕреnt thе fіrѕt ѕеvеrаl mіllіоn уеаrѕ оf оur еxіѕtеnсе іn thеm. Thеn, a couple оf mіllеnnіа аgо – in еvоlutіоnаrу tіmе scale, оnlу yesterday – our аdvеnturоuѕ ѕріrіtѕ іnѕріrеd a glоbаl еxрlоrаtіоn. Thіѕ mоrnіng we invented сіtіеѕ. A bіt bеfоrе the nооndау brеаk wе became іnduѕtrіаlіzеd civilizations. Suddenly, whіlе оur gеnеѕ аrе ѕtіll lіvіng in thе fоrеѕt, оur bоdіеѕ lіvе іn the buѕу, ѕtrеѕѕful соndіtіоnѕ of mоdеrn civilization.

Thе problem: ѕtrеѕѕ-rеlаtеd illness, for ѕtаrtеrѕ. Add to thаt ѕераrаtіоn frоm nature аnd the wіѕdоm wе learn whеn we are іntіmаtе with natures ways.

The ѕоlutіоn: Fоrеѕt therapy, аlѕо known аѕ ѕhіnrіn-уоku аnd fоrеѕt bаthіng. Simply tаkе a ѕlоw wаlk іn thе woods. Take іn уоur ѕurrоundіngѕ through уоur ѕеnѕеѕ. Nо nееd tо thіnk оr аnаlуzе, just rеlаx аnd lеt уоur nаturаl ѕеnѕе оf enjoyment guіdе you. Yоur bоdу, mіnd, and ѕріrіt wіll thаnk уоu fоr it.

It has been scientifically proven, that spending time in nature is great for your relaxation and healt. As well as oxygen, the trees secrete aromas and ethereal oils. In addition, the smell from the earth, moss, leaves, flowers, funguses and the fresh air have a positive effect on our mental and physical health.

People are inseparable from the rest of the nature. It offers us sensory experiences that are vital for us to grow up and evolve as humans. Our brains are expecting to hear birds singing and to smell the storm coming from the sea. With forest therapy exercises you learn to open your senses, trust your instinct and have more faith in intuition. You are going to feel things fully with every aspect of your every sense.

We people have fundamental need for nature. I want to help you to restore that vital nature connection. You can proceed in your own pace and in the environment, that suits you the best: in your own home, nearby park or in forest.

It all starts within you and the impact is instant!

Lack of satisfaction?

Nowadays we get to hear all the time, that we are not good enough, but if we buy this product or consume that experience, we just might become enough. At least for a while.

But nothing really satisfies that hunger inside. In fact, whatever we consume, it only increases the hunger. We have this social compulsion to please and we can’t anymore recognize our own needs and wants.

Nature doesn’t judge – It heals

When we are in the nature, we are undressed of our social roles, there is no need to please anyone and there is no-one poking our sore spots. My dearest nature place for meditation and relaxation is our cottage lake. When I am floating there under the sky, I feel enormous gratitude and overwhelming happiness. The water is holding me gently and I can feel small flows against my body. It would be so nice to just fall asleep there in mother nature’s arms.

That lake and water will caress you, not caring what you have done or who you are, weather you are good or bad, it is just there to comfort you, to whisper to you how you can be better. In that lake, you can experience, that you are good enough to be better in your life. You are important.

With humans, there is always expectations, confrontations and tensions. For some of us, it would be better to find the strength to change with the help of nature’s acceptance, compassion and clarity.

Forest therapy can also give you an avenue to air out your feelings, your disappointments, your pains. If you are the kind of person who always has their shit together and who never breaks, opening yourself up and welcoming those blocked feelings is easier and safer around nature. Nature will lighten your burden, it doesn’t judge and it doesn’t criticize. You can laugh or cry it won’t judge, nature stands there as an old friend or better still it stands there as a close companion who will never whisper your secrets to any other.

How can you benefit from forest therapy?

Would you like to…
  • improve your physical health
  • enhance your mental stamina
  • improve your eyesight, learning capabilities or creativity
  • restore your nature connection
Do you struggle with…
  • issues, such as complex relationship, low self-esteem or finding yourself
  • high blood pressure, excess stress, diabetes, chronic pain or other physical condition
Do you continually search for
something external, that could
really be found inside you…
  • Are you successful, but lack satisfaction?
  • Is it hard for you to trust people?
  • Do you long for acceptance or forgiveness to move on?
  • Or do you simply wish to be inspired and happy in your everyday life?
Forest Therapy is not…
  • particularly spiritual or religious
  • only hiking in wilderness
  • teaching survival skills, plant or bird sound identification etc.

How can you practice forest therapy?

First of all, it’s up to you. You can practice forest therapy five minutes a day, two days a week or as long time as you wish. You can emphasize the psychological side by concentrating more on forest therapy exercises or the physical side by working out in nature or just inhaling the aromas.

You can bring nature in your home or make exercises outside in park or forest. There are countless possibilities like walking barefoot, green interiors, business meetings in natural settings, swimming in ocean, running in the rain, snow bathing etc.

I hope to inspire you with this blog to begin your nature connection journey. Start By checking out my blog and sign up for the newsletter. Newsletter will be sent around once a month to inform you about important happenings here in the blog.

I’m also actively sharing my daily forest adventures in social media, especially instagram, so remember to follow. If you wish to know more about my backgroung, check out the about page. About page also tells you the direction of this blog and my future plans. Let’s have fun with forest therapy while getting happier, healthier and smarter!

Multiple scientifically proven impacts on your health!

Proven impacts on mind!

  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Stress relief
  • Better learning capabilities
  • Better concentration
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Inspiration and energy
  • Sense of satisfaction and gratitude

Proven impacts on physical health!

  • Lower heart beat
  • Better eyesight
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Better physical condition
  • Faster recovery from operations
  • Lower cortisol levels (stress hormone)
  • Increased amount of NK-cells (cancer fighters)

Proven impacts on mental health!

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Relieve your fears
  • Reduce depression
  • Help to cope with your pain
  • Puts things in perspective