Forest therapy and how to practice it at Cerro Verde Mirador

Cerro Verde Mirador Reserves

Forest therapy, from Japan, is based on forest baths. The same ones that allow to restore the connection of the human being with its naturalness, becoming the perfect antidote to balance the current lifestyle of autopilot and absolute stress.

In Japan, these practices began in 1981 and are known as Shinrin-Yoku. They consist, mainly, in feeling the forest with the objective of relaxing and enjoying the benefits they have on our health and well-being.

That is, as we become more aware of the connection with nature (mindfulness), the emotions of wonder and curiosity are restored, causing the brain and nervous system to enter a state of calm, which reduces stress levels and strengthens the immune system.

How to do forest therapy in Cerro Verde Mirador?

  1. Walk slowly barefoot on the grass, being grateful with each step, and feeling the tingling in the soles of your feet.
  2. Breathe deeply and consciously the air of the forest, connecting with the emotions you feel when you see the landscape.
  3. Listen to the beating of your heart and the singing of the birds while you taste one of our dishes.
  4. Immerse yourself in the forest, go hiking being aware of everything you see and without carrying your cell phone.
  5. As you breathe, perceive each smell, discover if it changes or not depending on the place where you are.
  6. Feel the water as it falls on your body, while you shower in the fresh air, smelling the aromas of the forest and listening to the beating of your heart.

“The Forest Baths in Colombia can definitely be a unique and unmissable experience for Colombians and foreigners who want to connect with lands of an impressive abundance, accompanied by a majestic symphony of birds, insects, rivers, and flora, in the opening of all the senses, thus entering a very special calm. Emma Sanchez, Forest Therapy Institute Certified Forest Bath Guide.