As you may know, being in nature is an antidote for stress. It can lower your blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance the immune system, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve your mood. No forests nearby? This guided meditation will help you visualise being in a forest so you can still reap those wonderful health benefits.
Be kind to yourself and take a couple of minutes to follow this Forest Bathing meditation – better known as the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku. The term “forest bathing” was coined in Japan, where nature therapy has ancient roots. It’s not only good for both your physical and mental well-being, but it will also help you to bring the ‘freshness’ of the outside in.