An option of stress relief during the coronavirus lockdown is “forest bathing,” the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, believes, which is run by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
This doesn’t necessarily need a real forest. It can even be done near a window if locked inside the house, and implies “inner stillness” and “connecting mind, body and spirit.”
The recommended "dose" is two to four hours, but benefits can be experienced in as little as 20 minutes.
It may include gathering a stone from the ground and telling it about ones hopes or worries.
One can also say “hello” to a tree and share a thought, feeling, compliment, question or secret with it.
“Forest Bathing” ends with a ceremony, such as drinking tea and journaling about the experiences.
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These Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are lucky to have a chapel for Perpetual Adoration of the Holy Eucharist. Eucharistic adoration is infinitely more restful and cleansing than forest bathing. Plus they can pray for other people's intentions which the Lord surely hears, but which trees in the forest don't.
Yeah, baby, do some yoga and chakra aligning, join together with the cosmic christic energy, don't forget the aromatherapy or your crystal cleansing of your aura... That's right, do that and feel the benefits, especially for your soul and your spirit... Not human spirit, though... Humans' soul is spirit, ignorante newager s*head
More eco-nonsense. Talking to stones and greeting trees as though they were sentient. Gets weirder... Forest-bathing "doesn’t necessarily need a real forest". Guess what? Bathing doesn't necessarily need real water, either. Yeah, man... it's like... cosmic, y'know? Mind over matter and stuff. :P This is why our grandparents used to complain about "dirty, stinky hippies"