Learning to reconnect with nature.
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese word for “forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere.”
It encapsulates something we know innately: time spent immersed in nature is good for us.
You don’t have to charter an Alaskan bush plane to arrive in nature. Just step outside your front door and go to the nearest park or natural space – leave your phone at home.
Once you arrive, do what calls you.
Walk, sit, close your eyes, focus on your breath, listen to the sounds of nature, and otherwise pay attention to how your five senses are interacting with the space around you.
Evolutionarily, we have never been so far from the natural world.
Spend some time this week in nature, reconnecting with your wild self.
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