Benefits of forest bathing

Sunlight shines through a forest

When so much around us is changing it becomes important for us to be the source of our own stability.

Spending time in nature is one of the four ways The Churning recommends to achieve this.

Now the World Economic Forum is getting in on the act. This article talks about how “disconnection from nature can be bad for our mental health” and “civilized life may be causing you psychological trauma.”

Another article describes a solution: the Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and reduce stress.

Trees apparently give off essential oils called phytoncide that protects them from bacteria and insects. Breathing in these chemicals also boosts human immune systems. And spending time in the forest also increases liveliness and improves overall feelings of well being

Spending time in nature can make you healthier, happier, and improve your productivity. Why not go forest bathing this weekend?

Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.

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