Lifestyle Therapies

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Things to remember about Forest Bathing

Forest Therapy is not an extractive process where we treat forests as a “resource” from which we extract wellbeing for humans. Instead, it is a deeply relational practice characterised by a sense of loving and tender connection.

Forest therapy is about creating relationships between humans and the more-than-human world, in which the relationship itself becomes a field of healing and a source of joyful well-being.

Forest Therapy is best seen as a practice, not a one-time event. Developing a meaningful relationship with nature occurs over time, and is deepened by returning again and again throughout the natural cycles of the seasons. Like yoga, meditation, prayer, working out, and many others – Shinrin-Yoku is a practice. And because it is a practice, it is best to learn it from a qualified guide.

Thank you for taking your time to read my article.

Best Wishes!

Inga


Helpful Resources about Forest Bathing

These helpful resources provide further information on Forest Bathing and help to find a qualified Forest guide.

Find a Forest near you:

Forestry England’s guide to Forest Bathing or the National Trusts guide to Forest Bathing.

Best book to read: Your Guide to Forest Bathing

A Forest Bathing Holiday experience: Worlds Best Forest Bathing destinations

For Forest Bathing sessions in Northern Ireland with me:

Visit my Yoga Health Wellness Facebook page or my Yoga Health Wellness Website


Photo credits:

Photo by Baciu Cristian Mihai on Unsplash
Photo by Ingemar Johnsson on Unsplash

About the author

Inga Jungaitiene

Inga Jungaitiene

I am a Yoga teacher, Holistic and Sound therapist, and a newly qualified Forest Therapist guide.
I live in Northern Ireland and in the past ten years I have worked with people of all ages and abilities to improve health, wellbeing, peace of mind and relaxation in order to bring some positive changes to their lives.
As a Holistic practitioner I believe that the purpose of any holistic treatment (massage, sound therapy, forest therapy or yoga) is to create balance and harmony in order to prevent illness or disease in the whole person, mind, body and soul both on a physical and emotional level.

I love my mindful walks in the morning, I am in love with the MOON and I meditate by creating yoga inspired Mala beads.

My favourite quote: Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit!