To conclude, it should be said that forest bathing is something that everyone can enjoy. You do not have to be particularly mobile in order to get under the boughs of a few trees to enjoy the shelter and psychological comfort that they often afford. Many people who bathe in a forest or patch of woodland will enjoy making progress through it from clearing to clearing, but you can have just as much of a positive effect by simply sitting still in an area and making much slower progress. Indeed, lingering – much like enjoying a soak in a bath – is part of what makes shinrin-yoku such a well-named therapeutic activity.
You can enjoy forest bathing with your family and friends, while walking your dog or get a great deal out of the experience when you are on your own. However, one of the keys is to try and empty your mind and avoid the distractions of modern life. Allow yourself to enter into the spirit of the bathing experience and try to live in the moment. Some people will try a little meditation
to help in this regard, but if this is not for you, then do not worry. Simply being at one with nature for a while can bring about a raft of well-being benefits. Whether you forest bathe because you find it spiritually rewarding, benefit from improved mental health outcomes or simply feel physically better as a result of it, you will be among a growing number of people who enjoy this form of nature therapy today.