The sunrise on Pitch Hill was the inspiration to George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun,” and for good reason!
During HINOKI Sunrise Forest Bathing, we start with a sunrise meditation to help us set our circadian rhythm. We then walk slowly (no more than 1-1/2 miles) on a mindful sensory journey through the forest, helping us to relax, de-stress and enhance our wellbeing.
We use mindfulness to tune into our senses, take in the relaxing atmosphere of the trees and find our connection to nature. We finish our session with a Japanese influenced woodland tea ceremony.
Forest bathing originated in Japan, where it is called shinrin yoku. Research in Japan has shown forest bathing to improve our physiology, such as enhancing our immune system, stabilising blood pressure, lowering stress, improving sleep and concentration, as well as improving our wellbeing.
Join me to learn more about and experience the art and science of forest bathing.