Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, is the next wellness trend. This lush guide from one one of the leading experts on the topic explains the science, explores the many health benefits, and provides recipes and rituals for bringing the healing power of the forest home.
“Miyazaki does an excellent job of clearly communicating both the dangers of stress and how forest therapy helps reduce its impacts.” —The Dirt
“This beautiful, small, quiet book contains a powerful message. By connecting with nature we can enrich our lives and find relief from a world that shows no sign of slowing down. Give yourself this gift, and then share with others.” —Pacific Horticulture
“For those interested in giving shinrin-yoku a try, Miyazaki’s book is an excellent introduction.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk
“An outstanding job of explaining the history and meaning behind the practice.” —New Spirit Journal
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 of forest therapy, and in 2000 Yoshifumi received the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Award for clarifying the health benefits. He is also the winner of an award from the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology.