Ever driven somewhere and had no memory of getting there? Ever been in the middle of a conversation with someone only to realize you have no idea what the person is saying? Those activities (and countless others) are examples of NOT being mindful. Not slowing down to really enjoy the food you are eating, or paying attention to the sights and sounds going on around you.
Now imagine that we are going to take two words that you are already familiar with, and combine them into one term that you probably have never heard of before. Ready? Are you sure? This is pretty different. Okay, here they are. Forest + Bathing. (I tried to warn you.)
First, let me assure you that your clothes stay on. It’s simply a matter of taking all of the relaxation that you get from a bath - “Calgon take me away” - and combine that with the simple pleasure and therapeutic benefits of nature. THAT’s what we’re talking about today.