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Quiet Forest
Shinrin-Yoku and Acoustic Induced Meditation 

Shirin-yoku, or the practice of "forest bathing" was developed in Japan and is the intentional act of immersing oneself and finding peace in the earth and nature. It is about utilizing the connection to our natural surroundings to achieve serenity and tranquility. Shinrin in Japanese means "forest" and yoku means "bath" so shinrin-yoku literally means bathing in the atmosphere of the forest or taking in the forest through our senses. Shinrin-yoku encourages us to connect to nature, savoring the sounds, smells and sights of the forest without goals or expectation. It is not hiking. It is just being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. By opening our senses, we create a bridge between us and the natural world. Shinrin-yoku allows us to appreciate the present moment and relax by simply sitting under a tree, lying on the grass, listening to birds chirping or feeling the rush of a mountain stream. The stillness around you can help to create a sensory experience and influence your state of mind. Sitting in nature, meditation and mindfulness come naturally. 

Serenitees embraces the principles of Shinrin-yoku and combines the sounds of the singing bowls with the sounds of a natural setting to present a unique acoustic induced meditation experience. We conduct guided shinrin-yoku sound bath meditation sessions as weather permits in select locations in our beautiful home state of New Hampshire. 

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts ."

Rachel Carson

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