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forest bathing

[ fawr-ist bey-thing, for- ]

noun

  1. the practice of being in nature, especially an area with trees, as an act of sensory immersion undertaken for physiological and psychological health benefits.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of forest bathing1

First recorded in 2000–05; translation of Japanese shinrin yoku

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Example Sentences

Fast-forward to today and with our cities more crowded and noisy than ever before, medical experts are encouraging us to get away from it all and indulge in shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.

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Strolling through parks is apparently a popular hobby in Japan, and goes by the poetic and slightly racy name of “forest bathing.”

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