Forest bathing? What is it?
It is scientifically proven that forest bathing improves health. In 1982 Japan launched Shinrin-Yoku, which means that you spend more time among the trees. Not to jog or work out, but just quiet contemplation among the trees, so-called forest bathing.
Trees protect themselves
Japan has studied the physical and psychological effects of forest bathing. And that applies to not only get the fresh air of the forest, but inhale the phytoncides. Trees emit oils that protect them against microbes and insects. These oils are called phytoncides and they are volatile substances containing etheric organic compounds such as alpha-pinene and limonene. They help our immune system.
that forests lower our heart and blood pressure and reduces stress hormones. Forest bathing eases depression while it raises the energy.
Forest Bathing Clubs
Many people who live in cities join forest bathing clubs. There are many in California.
Forests are like balm for city children and for those who want to escape from technology.
Regular contact with nature actually improves our well-being. So take the opportunity and go forest bathing and enjoy the stillness and serenity and inhale all the beneficial etheric oils the trees are emitting.
Forest bathing World Economic Forum