Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or “Forest bathing”? Here is an opportunity to take a walk, and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities, of this walking practice. Led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. June 24th: Karen Sapper
Shinrin yoku translates as “forest bathing” or Forest Therapy, (an immersion in the beneficial influences of nature), and is a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as well as internationally for it’s documented Health benefits. This practice takes “a walk in the woods” to another level. A very centering and calming restorative practice, promoting balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it’s restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance,
Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it’s restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance, blood pressure, cardio, cholesterol, sleep/anxiety, and stress reduction.
Come experience what all the interest is about. Sugarloaf State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program. The last Saturday of each month 9:30 to 12:30 May through November. Click here to register for the upcoming Saturday, June 24 walk.
(click on 6/24, then click on the ticket icon for registration)
Links for more information:
Parks Rx – Forest Therapy (various articles)