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Practicing yoga is great for physical and mental health, especially when combined with meditation. At Waterfall Villas Wellness Retreat in the beautiful tropical Costa Rica rainforest of Baru, you can experience yoga and meditation on top of our Cascadas Farallas waterfalls for a complete release and rejuvenating experience. Energy rich ionic charged air from the falls fills your entire existence with peace! Waterfall Villas has a wonderful Yoga Shala next to the falls tucked into the rain forest.
Yoga has been around for about 5,000 years, and is a comprehensive practice that integrates mental, physical, and spiritual elements. Studies have suggested that practices to reduce stress and calm the mind — in conjunction with intimacy, community and social support — may be as important as diet and exercising when it comes to maintaining good health.
And with more and more hospitals and conventional medicine practitioners turning on to the benefits of integrative and preventative medicine, we’re at a tipping point where these practices are finally being acknowledged on a large scale — one that could have a profound impact on our health care system.
Benefits of Meditation
While a meditative state is the natural outcome of yoga and the spiritual benefit of meditation is supreme bliss or enlightenment, these words are unlikely to be understood by many.
Science has shown that your mind and body benefit from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but mantras for anxiety or sinking into deep relaxation with yoga will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you!
Physical Benefits of Meditation
With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. On a physical level, meditation:
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
- Decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
- Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
- Improves the immune system
- Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy
Mental Benefits of Meditation
Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an relaxed state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:
- Anxiety decreases
- Emotional stability improves
- Creativity increases
- Happiness increases
- Intuition develops
- Gain clarity and peace of mind
- Problems become smaller
- Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation
- A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
- An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
- The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection
- Meditation makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness.
Yoga and meditation in Costa Rica will improve your health!
Waterfall Villas Wellness Retreat offers Yoga and various other retreats in an environment conducive to revitalizing your body, mind and spirit! Located in the beautiful lush tropical Baru Rainforest, it provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation.