Forest bathing – 9 ways to create a meditative garden space

Forest bathing may have entered the world’s lexicon much in the same way that much-hyped Scandinavian imports like hygge and lagom did, but beyond its image as an aspirational lifestyle, there’s some real weight behind the benefits it could offer you. 

Originating from Japan, where it’s known as shinrin-yoku, the philosophy’s effect on both your health and mental wellbeing has been the subject of studies that confirm what we really already know. Spending time outdoors is good for you. It’s why so many people always prioritize walking in woodlands or creating backyard ideas that encourage them to spend time outside.