by Hector Garcia,
Dr. Qing Li
The “Forest Bathing: The Rejuvenating Practice of Shinrin Yoku” is an interesting book that explains the traditional Japanese concepts. Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles are the authors of this informative book. Hector Garcia was born in Spain and worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan, his home of fourteen years, and counting. In Japan, he developed voice recognition software and the technology for young Silicon Valley companies to enter the Japanese market. This book tells the readers about the forest, how to tap into that mindfulness at home.
Forest bathing is the intentional practice of connecting with nature and surrounding yourself with the energy of the natural world. The authors also explain the traditional Japanese concepts that help readers to understand the benefits of the Japanese approach to forest bathing. With the help of this book, the reader will understand the history, science, and philosophy behind the therapeutic practice. By the end of this, the reader will have the beginner tips for forest bathing, how to take long breathe into the abdomen. Extending the exhalation of air to twice the length of the inhalation sends a message to the body that it can relax. All in all, Forest Bathing is an interesting and informative book for readers.