Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health

Good stuff on the topic of forest bathing from budding forest guide Mary Katherine Quasarano…

On Forest Bathing

Alison Aubrey of NPR writes:

When my editors asked me to report on forest bathing, I packed a swimsuit. I assumed it must involve a dip in the water.

It turns out, my interpretation was too literal.

I met certified Forest Therapy guide Melanie Choukas-Bradley and several other women who’d come along for the adventure at the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island, a dense jungle of an urban forest along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Here, I began to get it. Forest bathing isn’t a bath. We sat on the banks of the river, but we did not get in the water.

It’s not a hike, either. We did walk the forest trails, but we meandered with no particular destination in mind.

via Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

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