Shinrin Yoku is a therapeutic Japanese practice.
In its essence, it is a process of relaxation by enjoying nature and trying to become one with it. This is a unique method of dealing with stress and depression without the help of doctors and medication. Forest therapy is officially recognized in Japan and South Korea. Scientific research confirmed that it helps to lower levels of aggression and stress hormones, and at the same time, it boosts productivity and immunity.
• Go to a forest.
• Find a secluded spot.
• Turn on all your five senses: see your surroundings, breathe deeply, listen to the sounds of the forest, touch tress, “taste” the air around you.
• Close your eyes and feel peacefulness and harmony.