Parks Rx - Forest Therapy
Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or "Forest bathing"?
Here is an opportunity to take a walk, and experience the practice for yourself.
Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities, of this walking practice. Led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners.
Shinrin yoku translates as "forest bathing" or Forest Therapy, (an immersion in the beneficial influences of nature), and is a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as well as internationally for it's documented Health benefits. This practice takes "a walk in the woods" to another level. A very centering and calming restorative practice, promoting balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.
Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it's restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance, blood pressure, cardio, cholesterol, sleep/anxiety, and stress reduction.
Come experience what all the interest is about.
Sugarloaf State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program. This hike is held the last Saturday of each month 9:30 to 12:30 May through November
This is a part of our "prescriptive series", partnering with Kaiser, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sutter Health and Sonoma Valley Hospital, to enhance the relationship between the health practitioners and the ParksRX special series. Bringing in a prescription from your healthcare professional waves the fee for the walks in ParksRX series.
"I was learning to slow down and use all my senses to take in nature. After the walk, I noticed a feeling of peace and well-being."
"What stands out the most is the shortness of the walk and the magnitude of its benefits "
"The attunement and being with nature was powerful and healing"
"My headache went away. Everything was perfect, and the tea was so subtle and amazingly nurturing"
Jack London State Historic Park (View)
2400 London Ranch Rd
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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