Visitor: Do I have to take stuff off???
Guide: Yes. You have to take off your mental daily life. You do get to keep your clothes on.
Dr. Qing Li i the author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness gave the following definition in Times Magazine, May 2018
"In Japan, we practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses."
This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. This is an opportunity to slow down, rest, relax and reset as you connect with nature. The typical experience is that of a walk, over a relatively short distance. You are "invited" to engage your five senses. Using one of favorite photos and frequent scenes at the farm we invite you to give it a try.
Look at the photo below.
How many shades of green do you see? See the leaves moving. the branch away under the weight of the bird.
See the dragonflies and butterflies fluttering by
Listen to the birdsong
Listen to the creek nearby
Listen to the rain coming across the Savannah
Smell the earth, and physomthes (sp) of the forest.
Smell the bush cook up at the shed?
Feel the wind.
Feel the sun
Taste the air...