How The Ocean Can Boost Your Health
“It is water, in every form and at every scale, that saturates the mind. All the water that will ever be is, right now.” National Geographic
Are you feeling pulled to be by the water? Or longingly looking at images of the ocean?
Water has a profound connection to the body and soul. There’s a reason people are drawn to water when they need to unwind.
If you’re finding yourself overcome by negativity, stress impacting your immune system or searching for a way to clear mental blockages, some sea air could be the solution.
Read on to discover why being by the ocean can help us find peace.
It calms your mind
Take a seat on the warm sand, close your eyes and soak in the sound of waves lapping on the shore.
Listening to the ocean is perfect for releasing blocked energy. The repetitive calm sound will draw you into a profound deep meditation.
Experience the refreshing sea breeze
Have you ever wondered why the scent of the sea fills us with calm?
Sea air contains seawater that supplements us with small amounts of salt, iodine and magnesium.
What does that mean for us? You’ll get a small hike in your immune system, better circulation and healthier skin.
It’s a natural stress relief
Not only does the ocean provide a healthy immune boost, sea air is loaded with negative ions that has a direct effect on stress. You’ll have a calmer mind, which helps with sleep and boosts your health.
You feel revitalised with salt water
Ever wonder why you feel refreshed after a dip in the ocean? Bathing in salt water helps balance your minerals, which is great for circulation and relieving sore muscles, especially if you experience arthritis or tendinitis.
Salt water increases moisture retention and speeds up cell growth. It is also great for your skin. The natural restoration of minerals helps you release toxins from the body through your skin giving some relief to irritations like rashes, skin lesions, acne, oily skin and insect bites.
This sensation can be replicated at home. Give yourself a healing spa by putting sea salt and some Epsom salts in your bath.
Landlocked and wanting to feel the benefits of the ocean? You can experience the ocean at home by adding salt to hot water, placing a tea towel over your head and breathing in the steam
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