Shinrin-Yoku, let’s take a walk

Breathe. Relax. Wander. Touch. Listen. Heal.

Beautiful!

Shinrin-Yoku is the act of “forest bathing.” It is an idea that began in Japan in the 1980s. The belief is that spending time in forests can help you improve your health in a variety of ways; improving your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Don’t take my word for it, research it, or even better EXPERIENCE IT!

A few websites that might inspire you to start Shinrin-yoku yourself/ in your own niche of the world are:

http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/

http://www.hphpcentral.com/article/forest-bathing

http://forest-medicine.com/eindex.html

An article by Dr. Qing Li, MD, Ph.D “Healthy Forest Parks Make Healthy People: forest environments enhance human immune function” http://www.hphpcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/5000-paper-by-Qing-Li2-2.pdf

Try out forest bathing/Shinrin-Yoku

Functional plastic bag shoes

plastic-bag-shoes

More of an at home shoe/slipper. It took me about 10-15 plastic bags. Be creative, recycle and feel the beauty of creation!

I used a basic shoe pattern and subbed plarn (plastic yarn) for the regular stuff. There are great shoe/slipper patterns at:

Crochet pattern Central: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/shoes_and_sandals.php

Free Crochet Patterns: https://www.free-crochet.com/list.html?cat_id=332

Choose one you like and get crafty! 😉