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Shinrin-yoku

The Japanese Way of Forest Bathing for Health and Relaxation
Narrated by: Roger May
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Shinrin Yoku, or 'forest bathing', was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting-edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. 

Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses, and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. 

In this wonderful audiobook by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings-on of our own minds.

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©2018 Yoshifumi Miyazaki (P)2018 Octopus Publishing Group

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Seeing the woods and the trees

It's great to hear this recently released book as an audio book, it's both a perfect introduction to shinrin-yoku and forest therapy more broadly and a detailed explanation of the research and results in Japan. Perhaps set to become the 'next' mindfulness this book does a good job of inviting the reader into forests and parks without too much waffle or padding. I'm excited to see what the future holds. @mindful_walks

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  • Donald Oprea
  • 30-03-18

short book but good info.

although the book is only a few hours long, it is full of Highly useful information for someone just beginning on the path of forest bathing and is a good start for your journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-19

Review of audio book of Shinrin-Yoku

Great work, however no attached accompanying PDF experiment results as promised. But the subjects were covered in the audio.