You have all heard of sunbathing on the beach or in the back garden. Well woodland bathing takes place (yes you have guessed it) in the woods. It is just a great way to chill and relax in a natural surrounding by absorbing the sounds and smell of the woodland and relieving yourself of stress and reconnect with nature. The beauty of woodland bathing is it can be done anywhere and it doesn’t have to be confined to woodland. It is all about stress relief and escaping everyday life something we all need from time to time.
Either just lie down on the ground or if you have a hammock string it up between two trees. Look up into the canopy of the trees and watch the clouds drift on by, it won’t be long before you have totally switched off and experience total relaxation. It’s amazing how this heightens your senses enabling you to hear and smell things you would have usually missed.
Woodland bathing also involves immersing yourself in the environment you find yourself in. This could also mean taking part in an activity such as sitting around a campfire and cooking a simple meal or just watching the dancing flames. We often find with a lot of our customers they love to combine this with an activity where they get the best of both worlds. It’s great for families because they all get to enjoy an activity and then the adults can enjoy relaxing in the hammocks while the children explore and build dens.
It really doesn’t matter where you are find a tranquil spot and take in the surrounding environment. A great way to boost your mental health and well-being.