The joy of forest bathing : reconnect with wild places & rejuvenate your life / Melanie Choukas-Bradley ; illustrations by Lieke van der Vorst.

By: Choukas-Bradley, Melanie [author.]
Contributor(s): Vorst, Lieke van der [illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Rock Point, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cmISBN: 9781631065705 ; 163106570XSubject(s): Forest reserves -- Therapeutic use | Forests and forestry -- Health aspects | Trees -- Therapeutic use | Nature, Healing power of | Mind and body | Forests and forestry -- Therapeutic useDDC classification: 615.535 Summary: Full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature and trees can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Research has shown that forest bathing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate, and cortisol levels; improves mood; and may even boost our immunity to cancer and other diseases. The Joy of Forest Bathing invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself. Learn the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted "wild home," encompassed in three steps: 1. Disengagement from your daily routine; 2. Deep breathing and nature connection through a series of quiet activities or "invitations"; 3.Transitioning back to your daily life.
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Full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature and trees can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Research has shown that forest bathing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate, and cortisol levels; improves mood; and may even boost our immunity to cancer and other diseases. The Joy of Forest Bathing invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself. Learn the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted "wild home," encompassed in three steps: 1. Disengagement from your daily routine; 2. Deep breathing and nature connection through a series of quiet activities or "invitations"; 3.Transitioning back to your daily life.

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