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The origins of forest bathing

June 28, 2018

You’ve probably seen some of the many articles being published on Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing. But this meditative practice isn’t just the latest trend in health and wellness—to understand the origins of forest bathing, we must understand how Japanese culture and the Japanese aesthetic support a unique relationship to nature. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, one of the leading experts […]

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What is Shinrin-Yoku?

June 28, 2018

Simply put, shinrin-yoku is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. Learn more about the science behind and benefits of forest bathing with international expert and author of Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, Yoshifumi Miyazaki.

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An interview with Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Shinrin-Yoku

June 28, 2018

Yoshifumi Miyazaki is one of the world’s leading experts on forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. Here, Miyazaki shares his journey from an inquisitive child to the renowned educator and researcher he is today.

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The significance of trees in Japanese culture

June 28, 2018

Perhaps because such a large part of the country is populated by forest, trees are particularly revered in Japan, and exemplify the relationship of “man in harmony with nature.”

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Bringing the forest closer to home

June 25, 2018

Not all of us have access to a natural forest where we can harness the benefits of forest bathing on a regular basis, so how can we use the wonderfully relaxing effects of nature to improve our health and wellbeing wherever we are?

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Trees that can see

October 9, 2017

Trees don’t have two eyes like we do, yet they can see. They know how much light is hitting their leaves, and they know the quality of that light, too.

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Nature photography hacks with Robert Llewellyn

October 9, 2017

“If it looks familiar, it is not new.” —Robert Llewellyn

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A sneak peek at The Living Forest

September 21, 2017

From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof celebrates this beautiful and mysterious system with […]

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Living Fire: Not your grandparents’ landscape

May 9, 2017

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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An interview with Gary Ferguson of Land on Fire

May 4, 2017

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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