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Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

By Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of walking slowly through the woods, soaking up the sights, smells, and sounds to promote healthiness and happiness. It is a practice that involves all the senses and has an extraordinary effect on stress levels, energy levels, and the immune system.

Nature meets modern science in this stunning book about the healing power of trees. Yoshifumi Miyazaki explains the practice of forest bathing, explores the benefits, and teaches the reader how to bring nature home through the use of essential oils, cypress baths, flower therapy, and more. Lushly illustrated and from the leading expert in the field, Shinrin Yoku is a must-have for readers seeking the latest in self-care.

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Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Yoshifumi Miyazaki is a university professor, researcher and the deputy director of Chiba University’s Centre for Environment, Health and Field Sciences. He has published several books on the effects and benefits of forest therapy, and the concept is spreading – the Japanese government has created dozens of forest therapy centres. In 2000 Yoshifumi received the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Award for clarifying the health benefits of wood and shinrin yoku, and later an award from the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology in 2007.

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