Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is a practice that originated in Japan in 1982 as part of a national health programme designed to reduce population stress levels.
Forest Bathing is a health promoting, salutogenic, nature connection practice that aims to enhance well-being, relieve stress, and encourage relaxation.
It is underpinned by mindfulness principles, encouraging: the opening of the senses to the forest atmosphere; slowly walking through the forest; inhaling the forest air; and fostering an emotional connection to the landscape. Let the stillness around you influence your state of mind and make you forget the constant motion of the city. This is a sensory experience.
Shinrin-yoku - A visit to the forest for relaxation."