Forest Bathing is way cool. In Japan, shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a valuable tool for anyone wanting to improve their quality of life. All you do is go to a natural environment, and walk in a calm and leisurely manner. It is so simple, and like most simple things, it is highly effective. The benefits include, reduced stress, boosted immune system, improved focus, increased energy level, improved recovery time, and lowered blood pressure. Benefits that others have observed include a higher connection to the environment, a deeper connection to their intuition, and an increase in happiness among many other benefits. How cool is that? Just simply getting outside to a natural environment and just simply walking around can have such huge benefits!
I like to use a few essential oils in my diffuser to get a similar effect from the natural compounds that the trees give off.
- Douglas Fir
Oils that I like to pair with these include,
- Lavender (for relaxation)
- Rosemary (for focus)
- Peppermint (for energy)
- Cinnamon and clove (during cold and flu season)
- Lemon (for a sense of freshness)
I hope this quick post inspired you to go out and explore your environment or to at least take a quick walk around the block! See you next week!
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