Think back to the most tranquil moments in your life – did water feature in there somewhere? From the sound of waves overlapping on the shore to the trickle of a water feature in a spa, water has been proven to have a calming influence. It brings a sense of clarity and makes us feel connected to the rest of the world, as well as more in touch with ourselves.
Swinging in paradise at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar
As one of the five natural elements, the spiritual benefits of water have been explored as far back as in ancient history. However, scientists are still exploring the health benefits of water, particularly its impact on mental health:
“We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken” – Wallace J. Nichols, ‘Blue Mind’
Here are some ways you can use out of this world water in order to reconnect to the world around you, and get simple health benefits along the way.
Go for a dip in infinity
Find us where the pool ends and the sea begins at Constance Belle Mare Plage
Looking out across the sea or ocean brings a sense of awe, at how great and vast the world is, and how small and insignificant we are in comparison. This perspective not only immediately helps to take the importance out of our everyday stresses, but also allows us to leave real life behind for a little while.
Infinity pools take this one step further by allowing you to become a part of that seemingly never-ending body of water, allowing you to look out at the water with no barriers or edge in between.
Indulge in your own space with a private furnished terrace and a private out-of-this-world-water plunge pool
Dive into the deep blue
Water allows us to tune out of the distractions from our everyday lives and give our brains some much-needed time out. Often, simply going for a swim can serve as a form of meditation, with the sound and feel of the water producing a sense of peace and mental tranquility.
Explore out-of-this-world water at Constance Belle Mare Plage
What better way to leave the real world behind than to immerse yourself in a whole new world beneath the waves? Whether it’s seeking out rare species such as green and hawksbill turtles, or venturing out of your comfort zone and swimming alongside gentle giants like whale sharks and Manta Rays, dive in and discover the wonders of underwater life.
Make some new friends who also love out of this world water at Constance hotels and resorts
Discover romance on out-of-this-world water
Romance on out of this world water at Constance Prince Maurice’s restaurant: Le Barachois
Given the fact that simply looking out at the water can allow us to slip into a state of relaxation and awe, it’s no wonder that water serves as the ultimate romantic backdrop. The feeling of connection that water brings can also be a connection to another person. Water can help us feel closer to the person we are with, and has even been found to increase our capacity for empathy. Therefore, for a date night with a difference, dinner on the water seems like a pretty good way to go…
Lose yourself in award-winning beaches
The sand might be soft and the water might be crystal clear, but there’s so much more to a beach than meets the eye. Studies have shown that people who live near the ocean experience less stress and better health than people who don’t. This is not hard to believe when you consider that seawater is rich with minerals, and the sound of waves alone can lull your mind into a deeply relaxed state.
Swimming in the sea or ocean also serves to combine the health benefits of exercise with the restorative effects of nature… So if you ever needed an excuse to go on a beach holiday, these should help you to make a compelling argument!
Stretching till the ocean, the out-of-this-world water feature in Constance Prince Maurice’s lobby
Reconnect with the great outdoors
Enjoy a coffee on the beach at Constance Hotels while gazing down the magnificence of the ocean
From a simple coffee on the beach, to meditating on a private stretch of sand, there are plenty of ways for you to use water to reconnect with the world around you.
Take a coffee, take a book, and take your time to enjoy the sound of the waves on your next beach holiday – there’s nothing more blissful than finding that perfect spot on the sand.
To extend the break for your brain, why not try some relaxing yoga by the water? The simple movement and sound of the water makes for the perfect accompaniment to your Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Focus your thoughts on the sea, and open yourself up to reflection, balance and creativity.
Enjoy yoga by the out of this world water, at Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles
If you’d like to explore the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of water, why not book yourself into one of our luxurious locations in the Indian Ocean? Come and rediscover yourself at Constance Hotels & Resorts. With our award-winning beaches, soulful spas and awe-inspiring views of the Indian Ocean, one thing’s for sure – we know water.
Featured photo credit: Constance Halaveli Maldives captured by @classiccarphoto
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