The many benefits of practicing yoga and mediation outdoors.
Yoga and meditation are well-known practices that have been used for centuries to improve physical and mental health. Recently, there has been a trend of taking these practices outside, especially in natural settings near the ocean. There are a multitude of benefits to practicing both yoga and meditation outdoors, and it was with that in mind that Sailrock South Caicos built the Sky Deck—an outdoor terrace with 360 degrees views of both the Caicos Bank and Atlantic Ocean.
The first benefit of practicing yoga and meditation near the ocean is the natural beauty that surrounds you. The sound of the waves, the fresh sea air, and the bright sunshine all provide a sense of peace and tranquility that can be hard to find in a gym or studio. The natural environment also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, which can be beneficial for both physical and mental health.
Another benefit of practicing yoga and meditation near the ocean is that it helps to improve balance and stability. A softer, more yielding surface like wooden planks or sand, in addition to gentle breezes challenges the body, making it more difficult to balance. This can lead to an improvement in balance and stability, which can help to reduce the risk of injury and improve overall fitness.
Yoga and meditation near the ocean can also be beneficial for the mind. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air, and the feeling of the sun on your skin can all help to improve focus and concentration. Additionally, the natural environment is both calming and inspiring, which can be beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety.
Lastly, practicing yoga and meditation in an outdoor, natural setting near the ocean can be a great way to connect with nature. Being in nature can help to ground you and remind you of the bigger picture, which can be beneficial for mental health and overall well-being.
The benefits of connecting with nature were kept in mind at Sailrock South Caicos. Sailrock’s three-walled spa cabana huts are one example, allowing you to connect with nature during your massage therapy session, and our yoga and mediation program is another. Master Yogi Mukesh Muraleedharan Nair holds introductory classes in both yoga and meditation on the Sky Deck or in the privacy of your villa pool terrace and is available for more advanced, private and group classes in yoga and meditation practices.
Practicing yoga and meditation in an outdoor, natural setting near the ocean can have many benefits for both physical and mental health. The natural beauty, the uneven surface, the sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air and the feeling of the sun on your skin all contribute to a unique and beneficial experience. Additionally, it can be a great way to connect with nature and find a sense of peace and tranquility. So, next time you’re in the Turks and Caicos Islands, use one of Sailrock’s yoga mats (there are two in every room!) on the Sky Deck or your private terrace, and expand your yoga and meditation practices with Sailrock’s in-house Master Yogi.