Forest Bathing International Magazine, Issue 1 - Page 13


SHINRIN YOKU: The Japanese Art

of Forest Bathing

Nature meets modern science in this lushly illustrated

book about the healing benefits of forest bathing.

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of seeking a deeper connection

with nature by spending intentional time surrounded by trees. Commonly referred to as forest bathing, the meditative practice involves all of our senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. In Shinrin -yoku, Yoshifumi Miyazaki explains the science behind forest bathing and explores the many health benefits, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, improved mood, and increased focus and energy. This useful guide also teaches you how to bring the benefits of the forest into the home through the use of essential oils, cypress baths, flower therapy, and bonsai. Whether you are exploring a city park, a woodland area, or even the trees in your own backyard, Shinrin-yoku will help you detox from the stress of modern life by opening your eyes to the healing power of trees.

la naturaleza y su poder sanador allí donde estemos: en la oficina, en casa, en las calles de nuestra ciudad... Allí donde más lo necesites.


forest bathing: How Trees Can

Help You Find Health and Happiness

In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color

photographs from forests around the world, including

the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--

Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer.

Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.



The Shinrin-Yoku Experience


La Experienceia del Shinrin-yoku)

We live abstracted in cities, urban scenes and grey landscapes. With the passage of time, we have forgotten the impact that the absence of nature can have on us. Alex Gesse invites us to try the forest bathing, a Japanese technique that helps us to reconnect with nature and its beneficial effects on our body and soul.

In this book, the author tell us about twenty experiences of Shinrin-Yoku taken from real walks, which may serve as inspiration and illustration of what we can find on a journey to the interior of the forest: a relaxed walk, without haste, without pressure, like an extraordinary pause out of our routine, and that will allows us to rediscover ourselves. In addition, he suggests us ways to find nature: at the office, at home, in the streets of our city . . . Where we need it the most.


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La Experienceia del Shinrin-yoku

Vivimos abstraídos en ciudades, escenarios urbanos

y paisajes grises. Con el paso del tiempo, hemos olvidado el impacto que nos puede causar la ausencia de naturaleza. Álex Gesse nos invita a probar los baños de bosque, una técnica japonesa que nos ayuda a reconectar con la naturaleza y con sus efectos beneficiosos para el cuerpo y el espíritu.

En este libro, el autor -guía experimentado en baños de bosque- nos relata una veintena de experiencias reales de shinrin-yoku, que han de servir de inspiración e ilustración de lo que podemos encontrarnos en un viaje al interior del bosque, un paseo relajado, sin prisa, sin presiones, como una pausa extraordinaria fuera de nuestra rutina, y que nos conducirá a reencontrarnos con nosotros mismos. Además, nos dice, podemos buscar la naturaleza y su poder sanador allí donde estemos: en la oficina, en casa, en las calles de nuestra ciudad... Allí donde más lo necesites.