Discovering inner peace through forest bathing + a special retreat just for you!
Giant strangler fig
In the embrace of giant fig trees and the whispered secrets of rustling rainforest leaves, lies a practice that reconnects us with the essence of nature’s healing power – forest bathing. In a concrete world where screens dominate our days, responsibilities hover over us like sabre-toothed tigers, and we never seem to stop, spending time in nature offers much-needed respite – a return to the untamed beauty that surrounds us.
Forest bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku as it’s known in Japan, is the practice of immersing yourself in a tree-filled environment – mindfully absorbing sights, sounds, and scents. It’s not about conquering trails or reaching summits; it’s about letting nature cradle your senses, and allowing worries to dissolve amidst the symphony of birdsong and the gentle sway of leaves.
The benefits of forest bathing extend far beyond just leisure, with studies showing that spending time in the forest reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure, and boosts the immune system. The air, filled with natural compounds called phytoncides, has been proven to enhance mood and increase vitality. The serenity of nature also quiets the mind like nothing else, allowing for improved focus and creativity.
Yogis will find that forest bathing and yoga practice are kindred spirits, perfectly complementing one another. Just as yoga unites breath with movement, forest bathing connects you with the rhythms of the earth. The stillness and strength of the forest mirrors these same qualities within, making a perfect environment for meditation and introspection.
In this digital age, where the tendrils of technology reach into every facet of our lives, it’s so important to remember our connection to the natural world. Forest bathing gifts us the chance to breathe with the trees, dance with dappled sunlight, and find solace in the embrace of nature’s arms. So, roll out your yoga mat under the canopy, let the forest infuse your spirit with wisdom, and emerge rejuvenated from the soul-soothing sanctuary.
Benefits of forest bathing
Stress relief: Immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the forest reduces stress hormones and promotes a sense of calm, releasing the pressures of modern-day life.
Enhanced immunity: Inhaling phytoncides released by trees bolsters your immune system and improves overall health.
Improved mental clarity: Disconnecting from screens and reconnecting with nature allows your mind to reset and gain better focus.
Elevated mood: Being in a natural environment with fresh air contributes to a brighter outlook, lifting your spirits and promoting a positive mental state.
Boosted creativity: Forest bathing encourages mindfulness and introspection, fostering an environment that sparks creativity and new ideas.
JOIN US: Journey through Meditation day retreat – Sunday 10th September
Keen for a nature immersion that offers a beautiful reset from modern-day-life? Join us in delighting in the magnificent healing energy of Mount Glorious in a blissful and grounding one-day-retreat.
Expect to enjoy nourishing yoga, a group trail adventure, meditation and mindfulness, a guided forest bathing workshop, nature-based art therapy, restorative yin with sound healing, and more.
We are so excited to share our love of all things nature and yoga with our beautiful community.