3 NA­TURE BATHING

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Soak­ing in the out­doors is an­other way to feel and look re­laxed, says Jen Sny­man, a lifestyle spe­cial­ist at the Lake Austin Spa Re­sort in Texas. “We are so dis­con­nected from na­ture, yet there are many stud­ies that show that go­ing into the for­est can boost our en­dor­phins [mood-en­hanc­ing hor­mones] and emo­tions,” Jen says. At the spa, Na­ture Bathing con­sists of a guided walk in­cor­po­rat­ing long stretches of silent hik­ing (to en­gage with the sounds of na­ture), as well as out­door yoga. But you don’t need to be at a spa or even deep in the woods to bathe in na­ture on your own. “Go to a park,” Jen says. “Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, open your eyes, and pre­tend it’s the first time you’re look­ing around. I prom­ise you will find some­thing new and beau­ti­ful.”

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