‘Forest Bathing’ Among Giant Saguaros
Many health benefits from spending time in nature.
GO TO THE FOREST – SAGUARO CACTUS FOREST. WALK SLOWLY. BREATHE DEEPLY. OPEN ALL YOUR SENSES. This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing, the restorative healing power of simply being in the forest. Research has shown many health benefits of spending time in nature and practicing Shinrin-yoku including lower stress, improved concentration, reduced blood pressure, and increased energy. Nature is imbued with energy; it is the life force of all living matter. By connecting with nature’s energy—walking, breathing, we may experience a sense of being one with nature. This is known as the mental state of ‘flow’ – defined as when a person is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus and full involvement. Bringing the visual arts into the experience of forest bathing supports the awareness artists have known for centuries, that while working in nature, artists have experienced a sense of being one with the natural world, by connecting with the very energy of the place. This happens through a transference of energy. When in the act of drawing in the landscape, the artist moves from a passive role (observer) to a participatory role, engaging one’s kinetic energy (in the act of drawing) with nature’s energy. In this transference of energy, the drawing becomes energy made visual. Combining Forest Bathing and creative expression in the Sonoran Desert you will connect with the energy of the place through guided art-based mindfulness instruction taught by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery. Please join EcoArt Expeditions in Tucson at Desert Discovery Center for a 3-hour workshop – ‘Forest Bathing’ Among Giant Saguaros. Multiple dates available. FOR MORE INFO: http://www.ecoartexpeditions.com/forest-bathing-among-giant-saguaros.html TO REGISTER: https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr/Activity_Search In partnership with Pima County Natural Resources and Parks.
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Nov 03, 2019 through Dec 16, 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM