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Forest bathing

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Forest bathing means: the conscious immersion in the forest atmosphere.

It is understood as spending time in the forest in a mindful way in order to recover physically and mentally, to increase one’s well-being and to strengthen one’s health.

In China, more than 2500 years ago, exercises were developed to absorb the Qi, or life energy. The exercises aim to create a harmonious connection between the forest and man. Under the name SHINRIN YOKU, this was revived in the 1970-ies by Japanese doctors and scientists as a forest therapy form.

For us, conscious “immersion” in the forest includes simple but very effective exercises that strengthen and invigorate the body, as well as getting to know the forest in a new way, involving all the senses.

We all know how good it is for us to spend time in nature and in the forest, and this should be intensified by a forest bath.

Deep breathing of the clean air in the forest clears our respiratory tract and can boost metabolism.

The scents and messenger substances of the forest, called terpenes, are important for our health and can strengthen our immune system.

Many health-promoting effects, such as lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels and reducing stress, have been proven by studies.

“Forest bathing is suitable for everyone, young or old, healthy or sick, active or leisurely. You don’t need any special prerequisites, just the openness to get involved with the forest as a place of peace and strength.” (Uli Felber)

Experience and enjoy the calming effect of the forest for body, mind and soul.


Claudia Streng-Otto

Your personal trainer at Lake Starnberg

Traubingerstrasse 42
82327 Tutzing

Tel: +49 (0)151 57349515


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