What is the difference between a normal walk in the woods and forest bathing? According to the Japanese forest medicine researchers it’s all about the intention. The key thing is to experience the forest consciously with all your senses and take in the atmosphere completely. You might find the following tips useful:
- Go to the forest on your own and follow a signposted path until you feel that you are completely alone.
- Set your phone to flight mode and try not to be distracted by any outside influences.
- Have the confidence to be curious and take everything in: the moss, the tree trunks, leaves, branches, the dew on the grass.
- Consciously walk at a speed that allows you to breathe quietly and evenly.