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Forest Bathing

The "Why" -- Benefits of Forest Bathing

"Keep a green tree in your heart, and perhaps the singing bird will come." 

  Chinese Proverb

Body
  • Strengthen immune system with higher natural killer cell activity and anti-cancer protein production

  • Improve energy level and reduce fatigue

  • Enhance sleep and promote generation of "sleep hormones" melatonin

  • Improve visual health by relaxing and restoring eyesight

  • Aid and accelerate post-surgery recovery

Mind
  • Suppress sympathetic nervous system and lower "fight-or-flight" response activity

  • Enhance parasympathetic nervous system and encourage "rest-and-recover" balance activity

  • Improve concentration and memory

  • Boost problem-solving ability and cognitive 

  • Reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Heart
  • Improve cardiovascular health with lower blood pressure, slower heart rate and higher heart-rate variability

  • Enhance mood, lift depression and promote generation of "happiness hormones"

  • Alleviate feelings of anxiety and reduce levels of "stress hormones" cortisol and adrenaline

  • Mitigate aggression and sudden mood swings

  • Instill sense of calmness and serenity

  • Rejuvenate to achieve balance and well-being

  • Develop connectedness with nature and oneself

  • Enhance creativity and provide inspiration

  • Strengthen clarity and enhance intuition

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Soul

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

— Henry David Thoreau

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

Albert Einstein

“How happy I am to be able to walk among the shrubs, the trees, the woods, the grass and the rocks!

For the woods, the trees and the rocks give man the resonance he needs.”
 Beethoven

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
 John Muir