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What is Forest Bathing? And Why We Do it On Retreat!

meditation in nature on yoga retreat in japan

Known as shinrin yoku in Japan, forest bathing is considered a powerful healing medicine for those afflicted with common lifestyle-led conditions of modern living, such as chronic stress, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia. And people worldwide are now realising, too, the power of switching off and heading into the forests.

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Forest bathing in Japan

Beautiful temples gardens on our Japan yoga retreat

In May we went back to Japan for another yoga retreat with Jivamukti teacher Emma Henry.  This time we were exploring the mountains of Nagano region, known as the Japanese Alps.  Here’s what we got up to… We began our retreat in the old city of Matsumoto, home to a big old castle and famous […]

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