Tag: Shinrin Yoku
“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
Forest and Urban Shinrin Yoku’s positive effects? Milena A. Guziak digests the research Takayama, N., Korpela, K., Lee, J., Morikawa, T., Tsunetsugu, Y., Park, B. J., Li, Q., Tyrväinen, L., Miyazaki, Y., & Kagawa, T. (2014). Emotional, restorative and vitalizing effects of forest and urban environments at four sites in Japan. International journal of environmental…
Are Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy the same thing? As the nature and wellness related businesses are gaining attention and popularity, entrepreneurs are looking for ways to capitalized on this growing demands for nature connectedness and the number of green businesses are on the rise. There are even articles on eco-tourism and wellness business ideas for startup entrepreneurs who are trying to ride the big waves.
As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees–what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing–can promote health and happiness.
Here is a list of recommended books on Forest Bathing and mindfulness, the Japanese way. Students of The Mindful Tourist’s Shinrin Yoku Guide Training Certification Program and The Mindful Space are recommended to read these books to get a deeper understanding Forest Bathing.