Virtual forest bathing

Sun shining through the trees

Transport yourself to the forest

Take a few minutes out of your day to look through our galleries of seasonal forest photos and immerse yourself in the joys of nature. Even if you can't physically get to a forest, research has shown that viewing images of a forest scene causes changes in the body and brain that make us feel more relaxed.

Known in Japan as 'shinrin yoku', forest bathing is the simple process of being calm, quiet and observing nature whilst breathing deeply. It can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way.

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