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Mindfulness

&

Forest Bathing

Nature can help you with stress and anxiety. The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining traction in the world as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors. By practicing Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, you will immerse your senses in the natural environment for relaxation and positive health and wellness benefits.

Forests reduce concentrations of stress hormone, blood pressure, negative emotions and have a relaxing effect on people.

During these sessions you will be helped to connect with the natural world. Slowly walking through the forest. Open your senses. Caress a tree. Inhale some pine. Listen to forest's sounds. Look at all different nuances of green. And fostering an emotional connection to the nature.

Forest Bathing 

is a short leisurely visit to a forest, which is similar in effect to natural aromatherapy, for the purpose of relaxation.

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You can practice at home or outside

If you're planning to be outside, my suggestion is to wear loose clothes, comfortable shoes and bring with you a small mat, bag, or cushion to sit on. You will be moving slowly and possibly sitting on the ground. Having a small mat, bag, or cushion to sit on can be nice.

For those of you inside, my suggestion is to sit close to a plant and a window with a view outside, if possible. And I usually use essential oils to have the smells of the forest into my indoor environments.

Let's start now!

By following the guided exercises below, you can have a taste for a Mindfulness and Forest Bathing session.

© 2019 by Marta Regina

 

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