Forest bathing is a practice that is very popular in Japan and is used to help improve your mental health. Some great tips that you can implement the first time that you attempt the practice are to turn off all of your electronic devices and take deep breaths in the abdomen. There are many spots to go forest bathing including many different wellbeing trails all across the United States. The best time to go is outside of peak hours so you can enjoy the extra quietness.
- Make sure to move slowly as you go through the forest and take deep, long breaths.
- Maximize relaxation by keeping your eyes open and enjoying nature’s soothing colors.
- Work your way up to staying two hours to fully enjoy the experience of forest bathing.
“Turn off your devices to give yourself the best chance of relaxing, being mindful and enjoying a sensory forest-based experience.”