Friday, May 26, 2017

Forest Bathing

January 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

On a magical winter hike, a good buddy shared two words which enhanced my enjoyment of the moment:

Shinrin Yoku (pronounced shin rin yo koo) is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.  It’s not just for health, it’s for our relationships with nature, the type of relationships that support sustainable living.


Komorebi (木漏れ日) (pronounced komo ray bee)  is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “sunlight shining through the leaves of trees.”  Enjoy this poem.


2 Responses to “Forest Bathing”
  1. Barbara says:

    Beautiful find, Jayah! I feel even better after see the video and reading the poem. Thank you. See you tomorrow.


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