A state of blue mind
Have you ever beheld the sparkling blue sea before you, breathed in the fresh, clean air, and sighed in peace and pleasure?
Indeed, with so many travellers long seeking out sun-and-sea locales, where relaxing on the golden sand of the beach and taking advantage of the cool, crisp salty water is front and centre in maximising one’s holiday time, it is no wonder that recent research has indicated to the importance of finding your ‘blue mind’.
As marine biologist, Wallace J. Nichols explains, a blue mind is “a mildly meditative state characterised by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness,” which is triggered when we are in or near water.
“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,” Nichols writes in his book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.
Broken down succinctly, Nichols’ book posits the health benefits of being in or near water thus: water gives our brains a rest, it can induce a meditative state, it can inspire us to be more compassionate and connected, it can invigorate our creativity, and it can be good exercise for both our bodies and our brains.
So when planning your next holiday at the Elysium, explore our room and suite options that are further embellished with a glorious sea view, plan for time to indulge in our multi-levelled glistening swimming pool with swim-up pool bar, and be sure to venture down to our private beach cove complete with pier and luxurious sun loungers.
You won’t have to try hard to find your state of blue mind at the Elysium; it will, quite simply, find you.