What is Forest Bathing?

7 May, 2021

Another activity that you might like to try outdoors, which has proven to have lots of health benefits, is Forest Bathing. Nothing to do with water, Forest Bathing is a growing movement in the UK and originated in Japan in the 1980s. This is a mindful exercise taken in a wooded environment and one done preferably without your mobile phone in hand as you breathe in the atmosphere and focus on the moment.

There is a wealth of information about Forest Bathing on the internet, below are a few links to get you started:

https://www.forestryengland.uk/blog/forest-bathing

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winkworth-arboretum/features/what-is-forest-bathing

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a19681890/what-is-forest-bathing-in-uk-health-benefits/

https://www.surreyhills.org/local-businesses/the-forest-bathing-institute/