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The Power of Humility: Letting Go of the Need to Be Right

Letting go of the need to be right is a foundation to recognize issues that impede personal growth and hinder relationships. “I practiced 60-minute Power Yoga "Detox" Class with Travis Eliot today and I found so much wisdom in his words, on top of a great practice as usual. I did not complete the entire 60 minutes because I have been out of practice and just couldn't last the whole duration, but it was a really good practice regardless. At the very beginning of the video, there is a mention of “letting go”. And the key takeaway from this for me is to let go of the need to be right.” That was the first paragraph of an apology letter to my partner. I will not get into details of our argument, but you get the picture.

Dawn a new beginning
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What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

I want to share my personal story with you. Many students on our Forest Bathing certification training program know that I work in hospitality. 2020 was the worst year for our industry and many people lost their jobs. That includes me. Along with many employees, I was made redundant by the beautiful wellness retreat I had worked at, due to plummeting number of international travelers normally visited our resorts. It started with an extended mandatory vacation leave to reduce the financial obligations for the company, and eventually we were all let go in December 2020.

Experience forest bathing benefits by sitting quietly under a large tree
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Forest Bathing Benefits to The Body And The Mind

We intuitively know that spending time in nature in good for us. When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too. Critics often scoff that research about the Shinrin Yoku practice is lacking. However, there is growing scientific evidence that getting outside in a natural setting strengthens mind-body connection and, therefore, is good for health.

Shinrin Yoku in Japan through mountain villages
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Shinrin Yoku in Japan: How It Is Really Done

In Japan, Shinrin Yoku is built into the daily habits without much friction for many people, Japanese and foreign residents alike. This is easily accessible thanks to the clever city planning that beautifully weaves nature and well-paved walkways into the urban landscape. As a result, going for a Shinrin Yoku walk requires little planning, hence incorporating it into the daily life is convenient.

"Shinrin Yoku is the New Yoga", mentioned The Mindful Tourist's founder, Pin Chinnapat
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Shinrin Yoku is the New Yoga

"Shinrin Yoku is the New Yoga," commented Pin Chinnapat, the founder of The Mindful Tourist. More and more medical researches and academic studies are highlighting the benefits of time spent in nature and the outdoors. As science continues to illustrate the many benefits of Shinrin Yoku, it wouldn’t be surprising if its popularity continues to rise in the coming years