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Forest Bathing: Being Outside, Mindfully

The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku is gaining traction across Western cultures. Shinrin means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” Forest bathing, or soaking in the atmosphere of nature through our senses, is a restorative habit. As the arts connect the dots of a shared human experience, the practice of joining with nature through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch also acts as a bridge between people and the natural world. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally and the weather gets colder, finding time or space for just being in nature can prove a challenge. But there’s no such…

Arts and Mindfulness

Especially due to the stress of recent months, time is a precious and invisible currency that might seem to be constantly slipping through our fingers. One easy way to stretch out time and create space for more intentional living is to develop a regular practice of mindfulness. Over the next month as teachers, students, and families again face the unknowns of school amidst a pandemic, the BYU ARTS Partnership will be sharing different and simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily walk. Mindfulness meditations use breathing techniques, visualizations, or guided imagery to achieve an alert, focused state of relaxation…

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