Vol 2 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2023

Forest Bathing

Story and art by Kavita Singh Kale


What is Forest Bathing?
The shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) practice emerged in Japan in the 1980s as an ecotherapy aimed at inspiring people to reconnect with the forest. Forest bathing simply means spending time in nature with a keen awareness of it, walking through woods, away from smartphones or other devices. Research suggests that the practice has definite physiological and psychological benefits.