1st June 2018 In Health Benefits
The Japanese Art of ‘Tree Bathing’
While we all love digital here, there’s a lot to be said for reconnecting with nature. With this in mind – and Disconnect Day rapidly approaching – we’ve been learning more about the Japanese art of ‘shinrin-yoku’ or forest bathing. Referring to simply being in the presence of trees or woodland, forest bathing has been scientifically proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production and boost the immune system.
While not all of us are lucky enough to have a lush Japanese forest on our doorstop, any amount of greenery has its benefits; whether that’s a local park, countryside further afield or even just spending some time in your garden.
Read more about forest bathing here, here and here, and remember to tweet or tag us on Instagram with your #disconnectday activities.