Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term that translates as forest bathing. It’s a practice that promotes the calming and restorative benefits of spending time in forests and participating in activities that keep you in touch with nature.  I can confirm that a walk in the woods with Molly Moore, with plenty of gossiping and giggling and occasional stops to get naked is indeed rejuvenating!

Molly wrote a great account of our day out for Wicked Wednesday a couple of weeks back – read it and see more of the photos here. Thanks for a fab afternoon, lovely. xx


Sinful Sunday



35 thoughts on “Shinrin-yoku

  1. I do love the outdoors, although I prefer it if I’m alone to be able to enjoy it completely.

    This image is lovely, I can imagine myself in your place, just being and letting go of cares and worries for a little while


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  2. I hadn’t heard of shinrin-yoku before, which is a surprise both because I was recently in Japan and because I am a firm believer of the various benefits of spending time in forests. Only one thing could improve such moments and that is being naked, completely back to nature. This is such a beautiful and calming picture, your perfect nudity in perfect surroundings.



  3. I was such a fun day and I hope we get to do it again at some point. I really love this image, I think I captured the serene peaceful nature of the woodlands with you bathing in it really well


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  4. Here, Titania, is the full verse of which your image reminds me:
    …I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
    Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
    There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
    Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight

    Titania was a sensual woman, but I don’t think Shakespeare ever dreamed of this in his Midsummer woods 🙂


  5. I WANT THAT BATH! And that forest!

    This picture is tranquil and beautiful and all those good things and I really, really want to climb into the shot right along with you. Beauty. Bliss. Nature. (Funnily enough, M and I once look at a house (which we didn’t end up buying) that had a tub like this in the middle of the garden. The owners had built a fire underneath it to heat the water. All I could think about when we were looking around was how much I wanted to run out and climb in it!)


  6. Sometimes I see a picture and a musical sound track seems right – right now I have the dawn chorus of birds rising even though it’s still dark from my home office window, it fits because I can imagine the sun basking as it is on you and Molly’s friendship and you skin.
    Ps While writing this I now have January Man playing by Rachel Unthank which added a colder tint

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  10. I love the photo and I love the concept of “forest bathing” and must tell someone about it. The Japanese think of everything! I have an identical wooden bowl, it is a Swedish bread-making bowl, and I have always wondered what to do with it, but now that I see you laying in yours, I know exactly what to do with mine.

    Do please add me to your mailing list.


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