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Forest Walk & Meditation
May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm£9
Join Heather for this unique opportunity to experience Shinrin Yoku.
Shinrin-Yoku, translated into English as ‘forest bathing’, means taking in the forest atmosphere during a leisurely walk. It is a therapy that was developed in Japan during the 1980s, becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
Researchers, in Japan and South Korea, have conducted studies on the health benefits of spending time amongst the trees, demonstrating that forest bathing positively creates calming neuro-psychological effects through changes in the nervous system, reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the immune system.
Every study conducted so far has demonstrated reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst the participants. In fact after just 15 minutes of forest bathing blood pressure drops, stress levels are reduced and concentration and mental clarity improve.
During this walking meditation you will learn to use your senses to connect with nature and the healing energies of trees, picking up vibrations consciously and unconsciously giving you a vibe of safety, security and stability.
The walk will also include a meditation with QiGong.
Spaces are limited to 5 people.
Meeting place is Bannockburn Heritage Centre from there you will walk to Cambusbarron Woods where Heather will then guide you.
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