Into the woods

Into the woods: The Japanese way to beat stress

BBC 14 November 2017

The Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku, walking mindfully through woodland, is growing in popularity in the UK. Scientists say it reduces stress and blood pressure and boosts the immune system.

Faith Douglas leads forest baths in North Yorkshire.

“Because we’re British, we’re quite awkward,” she says. “To begin with the feelings are quite mixed. But once people get into it, the feedback is absolutely brilliant.”

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