Shinrin-Yoku started in Japan in the early 1980’s. Over the years, it has been scientifically proven that connecting to the natural world is good for us. The Japanese forestry commission, who coined the term for forest bathing, also noted that we are gradually losing that connection as we grow into adult routines. In response, Shinrin-Yoku developed as the purposeful act of stepping back and appreciating time in the forest to see, hear, and feel the nature around us.