Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term for the experience of breathing in the goodness of the forest. This may go beyond a meditative or philosophical perspective and some science research has explored that. It comes down to a woodswalker breathing in molecules of tree sap. Tree sap that carry a tree’s antibodies and, perhaps, helps human health.
Being in Nativica is being in a place that provides. Provides creative adaptive solutions to help our environment, and human well-being. Woodswalking through Nativica, either outdoors in nature or through the native plant and habitat art here, can boost resiliency.
When you go on a woodswalk, reflect on the contrasts you see there. Notice the differences in textures, size, and color.Speaking of color, see nature as an artist’s palette. Look for 5 shades of green. Greens ranging from blue-green to red-greens with yellow greens up and down.
Run your fingers over some rough bark and then, into a bed of soft, moist moss. Notice what plants are around you when you feel the humidity rise, or fall. Is there mist in the air? What does the sun look like through the branches right now?
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