In our origins we were nomads. We walked for hours without rest. For millions of years, we feed by collecting plants and hunting animals. Until the agricultural revolution and the domestication of animals, more than 11,000 years ago, we gradually became sedentary beings, agglomerated in villages that are now large cities.
On the other hand, plants and trees inhabit the earth long before us. They possess immense natural powers: heal, nourish body and soul and even change our mental state. They live in a calm and balanced way, at peace.
We humans have always had an intimate relationship with plants. We feed on them, we take refuge with them, we cure ourselves with them. As we mentioned at the beginning, we owe our modern life to plants, because it was with their help that we stopped being nomads, we took root, and we had a home.
How does it work?
Shinrin-yoku can be translated as spending more time surrounded by trees. It is not about running or exercising in a forest. It refers to the quiet contemplation of the forest. The proven benefits of this practice range from a reduction in the levels of stress, tension, anger, depression or even insomnia. In addition, it increases the adiponectin hormone levels wich helps to prevent/control disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
In Japan, "forest baths" have been scientifically proven as health enhancers, in fact, in 1982 Japan launched a national health plan "Shinrin-yoku" (森林 浴) to encourage this practice and incorporate it into the health care routine of its population.
You can combine the forest bath with breathing exercises like those described in our meditation and relaxation blog (March 2018).
This goes beyond the benefits of the pure air of the forest, it has to do with an improvement of our immune system, a reduction of our arterial and cardiac pressure and an improvement of our state of mind.
The forest bath surely goes back to our origins and that’s why we feel so comfortable in it. The transition to agriculture began around 9500-8500 BC.  and only until then we stopped walking permanently in the woods. It is an impressive energy renovator and allows us to get away for a while from the excessive technological connection that we suffer. It is an opportunity to put the mind blank, breathe and see things with a calmer and different perspective.
At Omnitural, we are convinced of the advantages of plants, of strengthening our relationship with them, of increasing their responsible use and of planting trees permanently. Not in vain, one of our pillars is to use as many natural ingredients as possible in our products. And another important pillar of the Omnitural world is that we are going to plant a tree for each product sold, to return to nature all the good that it gives us. We want more forests, where we can take a forest bath and grow as people.
Finally, we want to leave you with some homework:
What are the forests near your city?
Where can you practice the "Shinrin-yoku" (森林 浴) on it?
Do you want to create a Shinrin Yoku (森林 浴) club in your city?
 De animales a dioses. Yuval Noah Harari. Pg 98
World economic forum. The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' is scientifically proven to be good for you”.
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Buriti, Aloe Vera, Oats, Avocado and Olive.
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Petrochemicals, Parabens, Silicones, animal-derived ingredients, Salt or Sodium, Lauryl Sulfate, Diethanolamine, (DEA, MEA or TEA).
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Lavender essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Tea tree essential oil, Cotton oil, Rosemary oil, Tinogard TT, Menthol, Camphor, Cinnamon essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Sunflower oil.
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