A Mystical Practice to Heal Ourselves and the Planet

Salomé Gómez-Upegui
4 min readApr 10, 2019
Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

Recall for a moment the last deep breath you took while surrounded by trees; how most likely you felt an incomparable boost of energy, and perhaps even an immediate sense of restoration. This act of consciously being in and with nature is what the millenary Japanese tradition of Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing entails: just being.