What Is Forest Bathing?
Despite what the term initially suggests, forest bathing doesn’t involve washing up in the woods at all. Clifford describes the ideal forest bathing session as a slow stroll through the forest with a stream, canopy, meadow, or open area. Sessions typically range between one hour to three hours. Unlike hiking, forest bathing isn’t a physical exercise and doesn’t emphasize reaching a destination. The purpose of forest bathing is to tap into your senses, experience the forest directly, and pay attention to how your body reacts to being in the natural environment.