Shinrin-yoku: Plant Bathing

New wellness wisdom

Nature invites you to connect with its healing power. Anytime and anywhere, but these days even more explicitly than ever. After meditation, yoga and qigong, the latest wellness wisdom can be found in 'Shinrin-yoku'.  Shinrin-yoku' comes from Japan and literally means 'forest bathing'.

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Recipe for health and happiness

According to the Japanese (and they should know) Shinrin-yoku is the recipe for health and happiness. The idea behind it is that you slow down and consciously open up your senses by immersing yourself in nature. We spend less and less time outdoors, while research shows that spending time in nature reduces your stress levels and increases your energy and creativity. And with this creativity, Natascha Boudewijn has created a beautiful book about this practice.

The small Shinrin-yoku book

At the end of August, a book by the founder of the first Shinrin-yoku Academy was published: 'The little Shinrin-yoku book - how the power of nature changes your life'. A practical manual with around 30 inspiring exercises to get yourself started in the forest. The book is small, so you can easily take it with you.. to the forest.