Is city life making you crazy? Is the hustle and bustle of life fraying your nerves? If the answer is yes, my advice is to head to the forest. That’s right! Forget the glass of wine and the soothing music. If you want to get back your peace of mind, get back to nature. It is truly the answer to stress reduction.
Forest therapy started in Japan and is also known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. The idea is to drink in all the benefits of nature by walking through the forest and with a quiet mind observe the natural beauty with all your senses. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the velvety ferns and the cool temperature of the stream. Listen to the birds and look and the natural beauty that surrounds you.
During my show in the Berkshires I walked through the forest with a Zen Master to learn all the benefits of this natural antidote to stress. It certainly relaxes the mind and leaves you with a sense of peace. Give it a try!
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