Forest Bathing with Your Dog

A guide about forest bathing with your dog, this book is also a bit of a love story about our relationship with our dogs and the forest.

Author: Nadine Mazzola


ISBN: 1733211039

Category: Pets

Page: 166

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A guide about forest bathing with your dog, this book is also a bit of a love story about our relationship with our dogs and the forest. This book brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature by uniquely incorporating our dogs' natural ways with the practice of forest bathing. A beautiful layout, a fun and easy read with plenty of how-to tips. Is forest bathing for me and my dog? Yes! You don't need swimsuit--no special attire required. Forest-bathing is accessible to all levels of fitness and mobility. It is a new type of restorative stroll in the woods with your dog. Why do forest bathing with my dog? If you feel like you are bouncing from one thing to the next, never relaxing, forest-bathing will reduce your stress, reset your nervous systems, have lasting positive effects on the your immune system, and increase the well-being of both you and your dog. This is another way of being outdoors that your dog will love, and I think you will, too. What is it like to forest bathe with my dog? It's a natural fit. You don't have to go far. More of a meander or sitting that pairs easily with the natural rhythm of your regular routine. The aim of forest-bathing is to slow down, become immersed in the natural environment, and use your senses to tune in to the smells, textures, tastes, and sights of the forest. It's love story. While this book is a guide about forest bathing with your dog, it's also a bit of a love story about your relationships with your dog, the forests you walk in, and the land you live on.

The Joy of Forest Bathing

Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Lieke van der Vorst. Walking your dog also affords many opportunities for forest bathing, especially if you take your cues from your pet. My fellow nature and ...

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 9780760365076

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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A simple antidote to our nature-starved lives, The Joy of Forest Bathing is an enticing and comprehensive introduction to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan—the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature and trees can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Research has shown that forest bathing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate, and cortisol levels; improves mood; and may even boost our immunity to cancer and other diseases. The Joy of Forest Bathing invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself. Learn the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted “wild home,” encompassed in three steps: 1. Disengagement from your daily routine 2. Deep breathing and nature connection through a series of quiet activities or “invitations” 3. Transitioning back to your daily life This restorative activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities: children, teenagers, and even senior citizens with limited mobility and people recovering from illness and surgery. And you don’t need to travel to the Japanese alps to experience the benefits of forest bathing. All you need is a small patch of untouched (or lightly touched) nature to adopt as your “wild home.” Within, find practical tips and inspiration for forest bathing through the seasons: in the winter, when the leafless trees open up new vistas; in the spring, when you can hear the melodious serenade of song birds as they nest in the newly formed green canopy; in the summer, watching the butterflies nectaring on wildflowers; and in the autumn, when you can catch glimpses of hurried squirrels storing food for the winter. The Joy of Forest Bathing introduces a variety of activities that can be enhanced with forest bathing elements, such as mindfulness practices, exercise, art and writing, and outdoor celebrations. Learn, too, how surrendering to the mysteries of nature can provide guidance through difficult times. As you find nourishment in nature, you will instinctively begin to wonder how you can preserve and protect this healing resource. This guide includes suggestions for tending to your “wild home.” Illustrated throughout with enchanting artwork by Dutch illustrator Lieke van der Vorst and stunning nature photography, The Joy of Forest Bathing is the perfect guide to enhancing your life with the wondrous world of nature. The Live Well series from Rock Point invites you to create a life you love through multiple acts of self-discovery and reinvention. These encouraging gift books touch on fun yet hardworking self-improvement strategies, whether it’s learning to value progress over perfection, taking time to meditate and slow down to literally smell the roses, or finding time to show gratitude and develop a personal mantra. From learning how to obtain more restful sleep and creating a healthy work/life balance to developing personal style and your own happy place, the Live Well series encourages you to live your best life. Other titles in the series include: Progress Over Perfection; Find Your Flow; Be Happy; Seeking Slow; Finding Gratitude; Eff This! Meditation; Find Your Mantra; It Had to be You; Men’s Society; Genius Jokes; The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep; Beating Burnout; Ayurveda for Life; Choose Happy; and You Got This.

Your Guide to Forest Bathing Expanded Edition

But sometimes you may need to hike for a mile or so to reach your forest bathing site. Or you may have a small garden at home where you can bathe in the company of the plants you love, your cat or dog, and visiting birds.

Author: M. Amos Clifford

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781633412262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 471


The bestselling guide to forest bathing with a new section of hands-on forest bathing practices and space for journal entries and reflections. Simply being present in the natural world, with all of our senses fully alive, can have a remarkably healing effect. It can also awaken in us our latent but profound connection with all living things. This is “forest bathing,” a practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku. It is a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature and an antidote to our nature-starved lives that can heal our relationship with the more-than-human world. In Your Guide to Forest Bathing, you'll discover a path that you can use to begin a practice of your own that includes specific activities presented by Amos Clifford, one of the world’s most experienced forest bathing experts. Whether you’re in a forest or woodland, public park, or just your own backyard, this book will be your personal guide as you explore the natural world in a way you may have never thought possible.

Forest Bathing

Share your love of forest bathing with others by talking about your forest bathing practice or a specific part of your observations or experience. ... Walk a dog. Get dirty. Start gardening. Do yoga in the park. Do the Tree Pose.

Author: Dr. Cyndi Gilbert

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250214492

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Author and naturopathic physician Dr. Cyndi Gilbert introduces readers to the art and science of forest bathing, the deceptively simple Japanese practice of spending time in the forest as a way to find peace, rejuvenation, and to promote health. Dr. Gilbert shares her own personal history with the practice—how in the midst of an urban sprawl she lost touch with nature, only to rediscover it through the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing. In Forest Bathing, you'll discover the health benefits of Shinrin Yoku, from restoring Vitamin D to balancing your microbiome, along with the rich mental and emotional rewards that spending time surrounded by trees can offer. Forest bathing is a restorative, meditative activity for those who practice it by themselves, but Dr. Gilbert also explores the benefits of practicing forest bathing in community with family and friends. Most importantly, the book offers an easy and practical guide to begin your own forest bathing practice along with a resources section to help you further explore the topic. Learn to tap more deeply into your five senses, practice true mindfulness in sacred woodland spaces, and experience the healing impact of nature wherever you are. Other books in the Start Here Guide Series: Energy Healing: Simple and Effective Practices to Become Your Own Healer Meditation: The Simple and Practical Way to Begin Meditating Chakras: An Introduction to Using the Chakras for Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Well-Being

Into the Forest

... event – that sabre-toothed tiger again, perhaps, or just the next-door neighbour's dog barking loudly. Once the stressful event is over, hormone levels return to normal, your heart stops beating so fast and you can relax again.

Author: Dr Qing Li

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241377604

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 301


Humans are increasingly becoming an indoor species. We spend 90 per cent of our life indoors. And, on average, we dedicate eight hours a day looking at screens. Our increasingly domestic lives are having huge consequences to our health. In Into the Forest, Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world's largest natural health resource: the great outdoors. Applying cutting-edge research and emerging science, Dr Li explores the inherent connection between nature and improved wellbeing. This practical guide will help you overcome some of life's most problematic health issues, including how to: · reduce blood pressure; · lower stress; · improve energy levels; · and boost the immune system. From mindful strolls in your local park to listening to the wind, from watching the sunset to walking barefoot in the grass, Dr Li reveals the life-improving advantages of spending time around trees, for a healthier and happier you.

The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing

And Milo the dog for being the best coworker I've ever had. To all my grandparents, especially my late grandfather Gerald Plevin, a high school English teacher, who encouraged my love of whimsical writing from a very young age.

Author: Julia Plevin

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399582127

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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An engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity. Through simple invitations to slow down, walk in silence, cultivate tree energy, and connect with the sun and forest, this book enables you to incorporate the inspiring benefits of time spent in nature—a calm mind, renewed energy, boosted creativity, and inner peace—into your daily life to find deeper meaning and contentment.

The Outdoor Adventurer s Guide to Forest Bathing

Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness M. D. Bartlett Hackenmiller ... I learned herbal and life wisdom from Tieraona Low Dog, one of the world's true masters of both.

Author: M. D. Bartlett Hackenmiller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493042036

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 251


The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities. Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited to use while walking and hiking, but now The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing will guide mountain bikers, paddlers, trail-runners, cross-country skiers, and climbers as they reap the benefits of forest bathing while enjoying their favorite activities. With invitations tailored for each specific sport and stunning color photography throughout, this book will enhance the outdoor enthusiast’s love of the outdoors while improving their overall wellbeing. Inside you'll find: Sport-specific invitations to enhance the benefits and enjoyment of each activity Information on trail stewardship, Leave No Trace principles, and best practices while out on the trail, waterway, rock, or route Athlete testimonials from each sport’s most successful stars, highlighting their own experiences using mindfulness in the outdoors Sidebars discussing foraging techniques, mental and physical health benefits, neurodiversity, and many more topics The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing is the only book you'll need to get up, get out, and feel better!


Pets keep you company When you're not feeling great about yourself or you're not up to interacting with people, pets are there ... For more information, visit the Beyond Blue Website at Why Not Bathe in a Forest?

Author: Helen Rogerson

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781922327994

Category: Business & Economics


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LeadershipEQ: Everyday Leadership for the Everyday Leader provides a framework for leaders to improve and develop their leadership capability. Referencing the work and models of the outstanding thought leaders of our time and sharing current research, LeadershipEQ provides a leader at any level with not only the why and what, but the how. Highly pragmatic and practical, LeadershipEQ is full of tips to make a difference to the everyday leader, every day.

Deep in the Alaskan Woods

It's rooted in the Japanese belief in Shinrin-yoku, which more or less means 'forest bathing. ... Her little dog had been so glad to see her and had behaved very well this evening, fussed over by most of the students before he fell ...

Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488056116

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 319


In the wilds of Alaska, someone sinister is hunting… Alexandra Collister came to her estranged cousins’ B&B in Falls Lake, Alaska, looking for a fresh start. The surrounding forest can be harsh and unforgiving—luckily, rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option. Then a body turns up exhibiting the same ruthless slash marks, and Alex knows it isn’t a coincidence. Something sinister is lurking in the woods around Falls Lake, turning Alex’s fresh start into a brutal game of survival. The murky veil of forest offers more threats than answers. Can Alex and Quinn find the killer before darkness falls for good?

Play Your Bigger Game

(Don't ask me how that works; biology was never my best subject.) ... They call it Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing. ... My final suggestions for allies to be found in this category are dogs, cats, and other furry pets.

Author: Rick Tamlyn

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401943691

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 147


Play Your Bigger Game provides a philosophy and methodology that you can learn in just nine minutes, and it will serve you for the rest of your life. Self-empowerment expert Rick Tamlyn believes that life is all made up. So why not make it a game of your own design—one that excites, challenges, and allows you to fully express your talents and creativity? When you play your bigger game, you create a life that is dynamic, engaging, and wildly inspiring. This book is your antidote to inertia—you will never feel stuck again. Each and every day, it will motivate you to keep stretching, achieving, and thriving above and beyond any boundaries or limitations that might have held you back in the past. Play Your Bigger Game offers pathways, tools, and inspiring stories to feed the hunger in your soul, light the fires of your imagination, and build a fulfilling life and a lasting legacy. If you long to: • have a more positive impact within your family, your work, your community, or organization • make a change, but you aren’t sure what sort of change • create meaningful work • take responsibility and direct your destiny • make a difference or leave a legacy . . . then you should join thousands of others around the world and play your bigger game!