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Forest Bathing

"If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything."
 - Alan Watts

"The forests are the flags of nature. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world."
 - Enos Abijah Mills


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"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."
 - Mahatma Gandhi
"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
 - Baba Dioum

Forest Bating
Forest Bathing

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Forest Bathing

As stated in the "Back to Nature" intro section of this entire Nature Suite, studies have confirmed that spending time in with nature—especially when surrounded by trees—helps reduce stress and improves health. The Japanese word for it is Shinrin-yoku or "forest bathing". This Back to Nature approach was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.

The western research-based equivalent, called "Forest Therapy", has shown that spending time in nature improves a person’s immune syste and overall health as well as provides emotional healing, improved relationship skills and reduced stress and aggression.

Music:
I composed this piano piece ages ago and thought—with a simple bit of subtle orchestration—it would be a nice addition to the Nature Suite.

Alan Watts
Alan Watts
Alan Watts
Alan Watts (1915 – 1973) was a British-American philosopher who interpreted and popularized Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism.
Alan Watts