MIND THE FOREST
Mind The Forest invites one to pay attention to nature and its ageless wisdom, while cultivating reciprocity between the human and more-than-human world in caring for this precious teacher.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach.
- Henry David Thoreau
Many of us are in overdrive filtering endless information streams, reacting to near constant alerts or posts from our phones and tablets, navigating through a twenty-four-hour news cycle. Forest Bathing helps reconnect humans with the outdoor world to which we are naturally adapted. Even after small periods of time in the forest, nature exposure reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol and lowers blood pressure and heart rate. Trees release phytoncides into the air which boost our immune system and mood. We are healthier and happier when we are outside.
Mindful connection with the nature is crucial for cultivating a balanced, inspired and fulfilled life.
Mind The Forest Guides are certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) and Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership.