Clear Stress: 3 Steps to Go Forest Bathing

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By: Donna Ruko | Eve Whitaker Posted: 4:44 PM, Jun 23, 2016

The Japanese have a unique way to reduce stress, depression, and boost the immune system. It’s called “Shinrin Yuko” or translated as, "Forest Bathing.” It's beginning to take hold in the U.S., so Donna Ruko has three steps you can give this new trend a try.

1.  Take Your Time

You can do a Shinrin Yuko walk in less than a mile, but can turn that mile into a 2.5 to 3 hour stroll. It’s all about being relaxed and enjoying the outdoors.

2.  Invite all Five Senses Along on Your Journey

You can see green colors, this is a visual sense, and another sense is olfactory, along with hearing, taste and touch.

3.  Use a Guide

One of the things we do get a lot of is people who are very competent in nature and ask why would I need a guide. The reason we need guides is to just slow ourselves down, and the guides that were trained can invite you into very simple sensory activities that will be unlike anything you've experienced before.

That’s three ways to let Mother Nature sooth you, on #WellnessWednesday!

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