Health & Fitness

Forest bathing on Mt Kenya slopes

Inside the forest last Saturday. PHOTO | COURTESY
Forest bathing also involves hugging trees, sitting down on grass or a rock and silently listening to one’s inner self. PHOTO | COURTESY 

When I first heard of forest bathing, I imagined adrenaline junkies packing swimming costumes and dipping in waters deep in the jungle.

It turns out, it has nothing to do with swimming.

Gitonga Wandai, the chief executive of Hikemaniak, a group that organises outdoor adventures in Kenya says forest bathing is walking into a jungle, breathing in the fresh air and stretching besides a waterfall.

It is a time out to get away from the noise, social media, phones, computers and life struggles.