REMEDY BLOG | SOAP ON A ROPE
REMEDY BLOG | SOAP ON A ROPE
Leave Your Soap On A Rope
May 11, 2018 | Chad Hildebrand
Where are we spending 93% of our time? Indoors... at least according to the good folks at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who study this kind of stuff. I personally hope we are really enjoying those precious 100 minutes each day outside the walled confines of our existence. Ok, so we are spending way too much time indoors... thanks for the reminder. But how do we get outdoors more considering our busy schedules? Maybe the better question is... how long does it take to bathe?
Well, Its About TIME
Last week, TIME magazine took their readers on a nice leisurely stroll through the benefits of forest bathing (long known to the Japanese as Shinrin-yoku). FYI "shinrin" means forest and "yoku" means bath next time you want to impress your friends with your limited yet impressive grasp of the Japanese language. So what did this timely publication hope to teach us? Well, its been proven that even small amounts of time in nature can have a big impact on our health. If you want to ease your stress and worry, relax and think more clearly forest bathing may be for you.
Read the full article here.
Ok, so lets do this. But how do we start? Its quite simple really. Remember back in elementary school when we learned about our five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch? Its time to get reacquainted.
5 Easy Steps To Your Bathing Routine
Ditch the phone, get outside, find your spot
Begin walking slowly (almost aimlessly) but try not to get lost :)
Breathe the natural aromatherapy, listen to the birds, notice the sun filtering through the trees, dip your toes into a stream, probably don't eat any fungi
And unlike regularly bathing, its not frowned upon to get out and do this as a group. You can grab a handful of friends, start your very own community of foresting bathers, or find a guided session. Guided session, huh... you don't say.
At Remedy Hike, we support you supporting your health. We are here to help you build that community of bathers by navigating your forested adventures. So, keep an eye out, sniff the air for our piney scents and use those fingers to check back with @remedyhike and/or go to our WORKSHOPS page for upcoming workshop hikes.
We will always be disappointed that a group of squid isn't called a squad.
Remedy Hike is on a mission to change the way we think about our health. We hike for change. Because we see Health Outside the Ordinary.
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