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Forest bathing meditation: embrace the health benefits of nature

As you may know, being in nature is an antidote for stress. It can lower your blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance the immune system, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve your mood. No forests nearby? This guided meditation will help you visualise being in a forest so you can still reap those wonderful health benefits.


Be kind to yourself and take a couple of minutes to follow this Forest Bathing meditation – better known as the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku. The term “forest bathing” was coined in Japan, where nature therapy has ancient roots. It’s not only good for both your physical and mental well-being, but it will also help you to bring the ‘freshness’ of the outside in.


Anna Scott Miller

Anna Scott Miller

After an intensive yoga teacher training at Delight Yoga Amsterdam, among others, Anna Scott Miller teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha Yoga at Delight Yoga, Equal Yoga, the New Yogaschool and Yoga Academy Netherlands (YAN). Interested in living more mindfully? Then Anna is your go-to yogi. She has a lot of experience in teaching meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Yoga Nidra. What she really loves to do in her spare time? Being out in nature, bouldering, seeing friends and taking the time for self-development. Oh! And travelling. Every year she visits her yoga teachers in Bali and India.