Translates to Forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku is the practice of immersing our senses in nature with the intention of enhancing well-being, or taking in the forest atmosphere.

Emerging from Japan during the 1980s alongside the Japanese art of mindfulness, emphasizing a lingering in the present moment, this restorative and engaging health practice incorporating a range of nature-based interventions, is becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing

In Japan it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) or shinrin-roho (森林療法), in Korea it is referred to as sanlimyok (산림욕) and in China people call it senlín liáofǎ (森林療法)

To go forest bathing is simply to immerse yourself in nature, soaking up the sights, sounds, touches and smells of the great outdoors.

A new mate suggested I look into this as a way of enhancing the Bird Language and Tracking courses. I thought it looked interesting enough Id share his idea on the blog.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”

John Muir