How forest bathing can help you reduce stress

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Forest bathing does not require a swimsuit, an actual bath or even water.

It does require you to bathe, metaphorically speaking, in nature, with all your senses open.

If it sounds like a new-age trend, forest bathing, also known as forest therapy, is nothing new.

The healing practice is an ancient tradition, formalized and researched in the 1980s in Japan, where it is known as shinrin-yoku. In the United States, it is a wellness trend growing in popularity that is offered in green spaces from New York City to Los Angeles.

On a recent Saturday, nearly a dozen people gathered …read more