Author and naturopathic physician Dr. Cyndi Gilbert introduces listeners to the art and science of forest bathing, the deceptively simple Japanese practice of spending time in the forest as a way to find peace, rejuvenation, and to promote health.
Dr. Gilbert shares her own personal history with the practice - how in the midst of an urban sprawl she lost touch with nature, only to rediscover it through the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing. In Forest Bathing, you'll discover the health benefits of Shinrin Yoku, from restoring vitamin D to balancing your microbiome, along with the rich mental and emotional rewards that spending time surrounded by trees can offer.
Most importantly, the book offers an easy and practical guide to begin your own forest bathing practice. Learn to tap more deeply into your five senses, practice true mindfulness in sacred woodland spaces, and experience the healing impact of nature wherever you are.