Friday, October 7, 2011

Forest Bathing....Shinrin-Yoku

Did you know that the Japanese
have a saying for the therapeutic effect
of walking or bathing in the forest air
~~~ Shinrin-Yoku ~~~
helps promote relaxation
and rejuvenation of the mind, spirit and body.
Since I visit  the park and/or the woods near the beaches daily,
I know exactly what Shinrin-Yoku means.
My suggestion would be for everyone to find the time
to take a walk in the nearest
 forest or woods 
and breath in the air and bathe in the smells
 of the living trees, mosses, fallen trees,
bushes, needles, berries 
and whatever you can find on your journey.
Then, and only then, 
will you have an understanding  of