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following true north
Because I must be heading somewhere or I'm totally lost, right????
News Flash! Forest Bathing is a "thing"! (Or a practice, like yoga.) AND it doesn't involve nudity or water, unless you choose those options :-) And it's really, really good for you. Interesting, yes? The Japanese call it Shinrin-Yoku and have done extensive studies on the health benefits: lower blood pressure, lower stress hormones, better digestion and more. Apparently not only do trees give off pure oxygen during the day but they also emit a type of essential oil (phytoncides) which kill or inhibit bacteria, fungi and other bad things. So, here's the basic technique. Go to a forest, sit comfortably and then....... do nothing. Except breathe. No hiking, no push ups, no reading. I know this sounds challenging. But for your body, which is your very own vehicle in this life, give it a try!