Humans are inextricably linked to Mother Nature – if we look after her, she’ll look after us. One of the many ways to experience this effect is through the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, or ‘forest bathing’.
Developed in Japan in the 1980s, forest bathing simply means being in a natural space and experiencing its calming and rejuvenating effects. Shinrin yoku is said to boost the body’s immune system, reduce stress, increase energy and reduce blood pressure, among many more benefits.
As we approach Earth Day tomorrow, let’s take a look at some beautiful forests around the world that would be perfect for forest bathing.