Walking mediation in nature
A Shinrin-Yoku forest bathing walk consists of a series of activities & sits, designed to help the participants to bathe in the surroundings, the environment and energy of the forest, allowing them to slow down, breathe, and refocus on their body, while connecting to their various senses.
More than just a nature walk, the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, or Forest Bathing, is good for both physical and mental wellbeing. It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness.
In 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries created the term shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” or “absorbing the forest atmosphere.” The practice encourages people to simply spend time in nature — no actual bathing required
The benefits of immersing ourselves in nature is many-fold. Research conducted around the world has shown a range of physical benefits, including:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced pulse rates
- Reduced blood sugar
- Reduced stress hormones levels
- Increased white blood cells that fights off infections and cancer
- Strengthened immune systems
- Enhanced mood
We will also do metta practice. Metta is loving kindness, and the practice of sending metta to ourselves and all sentient beings is foundational to our practice.
Suggested donation $40.00. No one will be refused participation due to funds.