The Art of Life: Travelling to the Forest with Shinrin-yoku

And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.

– John Muir

For every nature lover, forests are a treat to the mind, body and soul. Getting into the woods does not only give you a chance for introspecting yourself in the lost and found way, but it is a beautiful way to find the inner calm and release your stress.

When it comes to being lost in the woods, why not know about the beautiful art of life that makes us forest bathed?

Forest Bathing, how amazing this sounds to all the nature lovers? We all keep looking for a chance relentlessly, to escape this hustle of life and go to the woods and, just breathe.

This is what we can do with the art of life called Shinrin-yoku.

Travelling to the Forest with Shinrin-yoku

The term Shinrin-yoku emerged in Japan. In the 1980s, it was a means of physiological and psychological exercise. The word Shinrin-yoku means forest bathing or taking yourself in the forest atmosphere.

However, the purpose of getting lost in the woods with the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku is twofold. It offers you a chance for getting relief from your burnout with the help of eco-therapy.

Along with this, Shinrin-yoku is a beautiful way to inspire us to connect to the forests.

I have born and brought up in such a city where protecting the greenery was an integral part of our life. In our city, there was a culture of planting trees, more trees, and more trees.

We were never tired of planting trees, although we had more than enough, yet, we were into planting the new saplings here and there. Also, we had official rules if anyone cut trees and it was considered a punishable offence.

That’s why my childhood was spent in the lap of greenery and trees. Although we did not have any dense forests in the city, there were woods in some places that we used to call ‘forests’.

Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing

Seeing the greenery, our souls heal. Greenery is the way to soothe our mind, body and soul. When you will step into the forests, there comes a sense of peace and calm.

Instantly, your mood is uplifted, you start gazing at the woods and the greenery all over. This is not only a wonderful way to get yourself lost into the woods, but also to be found yourself in a new way, amidst the green.

When you start practising Shinrin-yoku, the art of forest bathing, it will reduce your mental stress to a great extent. Also, it helps in uplifting the mood and you can explore creativity with your calm mind.

Shinrin-yoku is the way to protect your peace and welcome more calm for your well-being.

I am in search of the woods that I left behind in my childhood days. Would you like to take me with you?

Let’s have a getaway to the green.

Shinrin-yoku is calling!

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3 responses to “The Art of Life: Travelling to the Forest with Shinrin-yoku”

  1. Loved the poetic note on which you ended the post.
    I first encountered this term while listening to one of Milind Soman’s interviews. You know how much of a nature lover he is, don’t you?
    Apt choice of topic for today btw? Was scheduling this post for #EarthDay intentional? 🙂

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    • No this is pure co-incidence yet I really liked this. I didn’t know he is a nature lover, though I have seen his travel diaries and they’re too good! Thanks for reading dear.


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