Yoga by the sea: Know the benefits

Yoga is proven to positively impact well-being and to improve many aspects related to your health, such as decrease stress, relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, improve heart health, fight depression, reduce chronic pain, promote sleep quality, improve flexibility and balance, help improve breathing, relieve migraines, and increase strength among many others.

But, did you know that doing yoga by the sea helps boost those benefits by breathing sea air, being exposed to sunshine and connecting with nature?

Here’s our pick of Top 6 benefits to keep up with your healthy routine during vacations!

Relaxation Gets to a Deeper Level
Exercising by the sea can have extremely positive effects on your nervous system: the sensory experience helps you to relax and deepen poses at the sounds of the waves, the soothing ocean breeze and the view of sea birds flying around. Sea breeze also helps to cool you down after a vigorous session.

Connect with Nature
Being in touch with nature brings many benefits to your health, but sometimes, with the daily rush, it is very common that we forget about communing with the elements. Feeling the sand in your feet and the fresh air caressing your skin brings a feeling to be grounded, and helps you focus in your yoga practice. Practicing outside enhances your mood and leaves you feeling much more positive!

Fresh Sea Air
Breathing in the sea air helps your lungs to actually absorb oxygen easier thanks to the negative ions present in the ocean air, which help naturally raise serotonin levels. Serotonin is known for promoting a relaxed and happier state, while salt molecules have antibacterial properties —they’ll help your system to recover faster from any infections or bacteria.

Vitamin D Doses
Any outdoor activity gives you a huge boost in vitamin D, so essential for regulating the calcium and phosphate in your body. A lack of vitamin D is associated with autoimmune diseases, but proper levels of this vitamin help a big deal in keeping bones and muscles healthy —which is the ultimate goal of any yogi’s fitness routine.

Put Your Asanas to Test
The soft texture of grass behind your feet adds a cushion underneath you and supports your hips and bottom, so you might want to try out more challenging poses or asanas feeling more confident, as you won’t need to worry about falling on a hard wooden floor.

Leave Your Comfort Zone Behind
Doing yoga in a new setting imminently leads to learning things about your practice you probably haven’t noticed before. Your body reacts differently to a pose and you may even feel completely different about an asanayou are used to love —or hate! Getting out of your comfort zone helps you look at your yoga practice (and life) through different eyes.

Now that you know some of the most remarkable benefits you can obtain from practicing yoga on the beach, we are sure you will be eager to take your practice to a new level, so don’t forget to pack your mat!

You can also join our instructors to a nourishing beach yoga class while you harmonize your body, mind and soul in an oceanic, peaceful and picturesque setting. Sessions run on the following schedule:

Grand Solmar Land’s End– Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. / Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:00 a.m.

If you are visiting Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, feel free to book your class according to your own plan —except Sunday—, 24 hours in advance.


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