For the sea lovers, for the sun seekers, for the mermaids, for the surfers, for the divers,
for the good-vibers.. for US.
Weekend it's here! And it seems like soon we are going to be able to leave the nest!
..and.. I think most of us have the same destination in mind -
THAT BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL PLACE-WHERE-OUR-HAIR-GETS-SALTY-AND-OUR-HEART-WARMER.
No matter what you enjoy doing, I bet that most of us are dreaming right now of SUN-SEA-SAND. Either if you just want to lay in the sun and soak in all its good energy or you are a summer sport lover, the sea has something magical that welcomes and nurture all of us.
I KNOW THAT IT'S WEEKEND AND WEEKENDS ARE FOR FUN...BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SEA HERE.. AND WE NEED TO KNOW SOME FACTS ABOUT IT !
'Being near to the ocean greatly affects mental wellbeing. As you sit on the beach listening to the roar of the waves, feeling the ocean breeze blow through your hair and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin, you feel wonderful. This seaside buzz is known as "thalassotherapy", a term coined by Hippocrates.
The rhythmic sound of the waves pounding the shore enables a meditative state. The benefits of meditation are far reaching: stress reduction, deep relaxation, increased happiness, improved peace of mind, spontaneity and heightened creativity. Furthermore, meditation is said to help you discover your purpose in life. Think of it as perspective: a year spent in an office cubicle and city environment shortens your visual horizons – you stare into a screen all day, and when you look up, your view of the sky is framed by an office window or traffic light. At the beach, the endless horizon of the sea is so large, you can almost (almost) perceive the curve of the earth. The visual stimuli your brain receives from this view literally opens your mind to new opportunities and experiences.
While you're sitting on the beach pondering the meaning of life, the heat of the sun is working away at your endocrine system, enabling it to secrete endorphins – the body's feel-good chemicals. The salt in seawater also aids to your mental wellbeing by preserving the melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin levels in your brain, which fight off depression.
Oceanside vacations promote healthy eating too, which in turn affects your state of mind. Scientists have discovered that people who eat fish regularly are less likely to suffer from depression than those who eschew seafood. A marine diet is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that promote brain cell growth.'
For me, I am definitely a sea baby...swimming, sun bathing, kite-surfing (still very new but can't wait to get back to it), making sand-castles, catching sun-sets, everything about it..I LOVE.
If I can think of anyone who breaths, feeds and radiate the whole SEA VIBE through his pores, Dodo, kite-surf instructor at D&D Kiteboarding must be the man. If summer was ever manifested as a human..then it will probably look like this. If you are looking for trying something new this summer, I strongly recommend giving this a try... you will understand...