About product Before you — a gift guide in a convenient format on the techniques «forest bathing» or «forest therapy» popular in Europe and America. These simple and accessible practices help everyone heal from many diseases through deliberate walks in the fresh air. Forest bathing is a variant of the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku adapted for Westerners — the art of plunging into the atmosphere of the forest, which is rapidly gaining popularity in Russia. The publication is provided with author’s illustrations in eco-style. “Remember when you were a child you watched the clouds? How did they take the form of a variety of fantastic creatures, and then before your eyes were transformed into something completely different? I wonder how many adults think they’ll do it again, someday, when they’re not too busy? ” Abstract «Spirit of the Forest» is your personal guide to the techniques of forest bathing, or forest therapy, popular all over the world. These simple and accessible practices, which were born in Japan, reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, help with depression, normalize blood pressure and strengthen the immune system. The Natural and Forest Therapy Association, led by book author Amos Clifford, is the world’s leading provider of forest therapy training and expertise. Clifford and his team have produced forest therapy guidelines in 22 countries around the world. And they perfectly adapted the Japanese technique for the Westerner.