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Shinrin-yoku : the Japanese art of forest bathing
Title:
Shinrin-yoku : the Japanese art of forest bathing
Publication Information:
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.

©2018.
ISBN:
9781604698794
Physical Description:
191 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Aster, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd."--Title page verso.
Contents:
The concept of nature therapy -- Japan's relationship with nature -- The practice of shinrin-yoku -- Bringing the forest closer to home -- The science behind nature therapy -- The future of forest therapy research.
Abstract:
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of seeking a deeper connection with nature by spending intentional time surrounded by trees. Commonly referred to as forest bathing, the meditative practice involves all of our senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. In Shinrin Yoku, Yoshifumi Miyazaki explains the science behind forest bathing and explores the many health benefits, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, improved mood, and increased focus and energy. This useful guide also teaches you how to bring the benefits of the forest into the home through the use of essential oils, cypress baths, flower therapy, and bonsai. Whether you are exploring a city park, a woodland area, or even the trees in your own backyard, Shinrin Yoku will help you detox from the stress of modern life by opening your eyes to the healing power of trees.
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