Forest Bathing Wicklow
Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) is a mindfulness practice in nature that originated in Japan. The name refers to bathing yourself in the forest atmosphere through all of your senses. So don’t worry, you don’t have to go into water to forest bathe! Instead, you focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. It’s all about slowing down, getting out of your head and into your body. Forest bathing guide Cat will take you on a short, slow walk and give you a series of invitations. Invitations are short nature-based exercises that will help you to connect with nature.
Scientific studies show that forest bathing has many health benefits like reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and boosting your immune system. It also improves your mood, increases concentration, and frees up your creativity. And it can accelerate recovery from illness.
A forest bathing walk will last for 2.5 hours and we will end our walk with a wild tea tasting.