Many people want to spend their holidays in the nature, to get away from city life, to find the right psychophysical balance and to put an over-connected reality on airplane mode. On the other hand, pure air, contemplative silence and penetrating scents are feelings of well-being that only a natural escape can offer us. Forest bathing is a new tourist trend aimed at rejuvenating the body and mind through relaxing walks in the forest. But what is this activity? Why is it a regenerating experience? Experience your forest bath with Yazz Collective!
What is Forest Bathing?
Forest bathing is not just a walk in the forest. Nor is it focused exercise. Yes, you walk, but slowly and with all your senses open and awake. Sight, hearing, smell, touch and, where possible, taste play a fundamental role: they allow us to enter into a deep connection with nature and to experience its regenerative power.
Forest bathing is about observing shapes, colours and the play of light. Sit down and close your eyes to listen to the sounds and silence of the forest. Hug the trees, touch the wood and the moss, take off your shoes to feel the earth under your feet. Above all, smell and breathe deeply.
Benefits of Forest Bathing
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
- Improves concentration, memory, mood and quality of sleep.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Reduces blood pressure and improves cardiovascular function.
The list of scientifically proven physical and mental health benefits is long.
Where is Popular?
Where can you freely practice this healthy activity? Yazz Collevtive is full of unspoilt and accessible forests where you can indulge in a “DIY Forest Bath” and discover for yourself the regenerating effects of contact with nature. You can start the day with a wonderful spa to achieve this awareness and focus on the senses that are essential. Or join a yoga class during your holiday to practise breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga classes help to enhance the effects of contact with the forest by awakening the senses.
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