Standing in front of the shiny glass building in the hot afternoon of Saigon, I wiped the sweat from my forehead, pushed the heavy glass door and entered my office.

That’s when I took off the wool scarf around my neck, took off the shoes I was wearing, walked barefoot on the dry pine needles, stood up straight, and took a deep breath in a small forest on the edge of Da Lat city.

Shinrin-yoku comes from Japan, is a form of contact and absorption of the atmosphere of the forest – friendly called forest bathing.

Shinrin-yoku comes from Japan, is a form of contact and absorption of the atmosphere of the forest – friendly called forest bathing.

Shinrin-yoku comes from Japan, is a form of contact and absorption of the atmosphere of the forest – friendly called forest bathing.

The health benefits of forest bathing have been researched since the 2000s and have received increasing attention.

Each person’s feeling when participating in forest bathing is very different, but the most important thing is the recovery and invigorating effect for the mind and body.

[ELLE Voice] In the arms of the forest
[ELLE Voice] In the arms of the forest

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Today, halfway through the forest, I felt the wind carrying the cool smell of pine resin from the East, the sunlight carrying warmth from the West at sunset, the quiet stillness of the forest from the North.

[ELLE Voice] In the arms of the forest

After the trip, returning to the city, I was surprised to find that I slept better, and after a long time, I felt life filling my body, like a tree rooted more firmly in the mother earth.

1. Urban forest bathing is when you are consciously present in a green space surrounded by trees and nature.

2. Get in touch with nature in green spaces in the city such as flower gardens, parks, and roads with many trees near places you often visit such as offices and houses.

3. Create a habit of spending time each week in your favorite green space, using your senses to experience that space in a relaxed and calm state.

4. Take care of a small green area right at your home.

[ELLE Voice] In the arms of the forest

5. Amidst the noise of the city, you can immerse yourself in the sounds recorded from forests around the world at any time at the website: timberfestival.org.uk/soundsoftheforest-soundmap

6. Every month or quarter, get out of the city and into a larger natural space where you can truly rest and restore.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself gradually immersing yourself in the pure comfort of nature.