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The Healing Way of “Forest Bathing” and How It Can Clear Your Mind

 In MIND

“Forest bathing”, or “Shinrin-yoku”, is a form of therapy that provides a different therapeutic experience by immersing oneself in nature.

It was first introduced by Japan in 1982 as a preventive health measure, but has recently grown popular around the world as “a method of preventing diseases and promoting health,” says Qing Li, author of the book The Art and Science of Forest Bathing.

forest scene with sunlight streaming down.

Li, who is also an associate professor at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, describes Shinrin-yoku as a means of “bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses.”

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