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Why The Ocean Calls To Us, According To Science

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mental-benefits-water_n_5791024

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Why The Ocean Calls To Us, According To Science
Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting.

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The blue mind

A "blue mind" is a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment, that's triggered when w...

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Water gives our brains a rest

  • The sound around us, from an auditory perspective, is simplified. It's not quiet, but the sound of water is far more simple than the sound of voices or the sound of music or the ...

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A meditative state

The water could be inducing a mildly meditative state of calm focus and gentle awareness.

When we're by the water, our brains are held in a state of mild attentiveness. In this st...

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Water inspires us to be more connected

Water inspires us to be more connected

Besides the contemplative state that observing and interacting with water triggers, it's common to experience feelings of awe. And awe invokes feelings of a connection to something beyond oneself, ...

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Showering and relaxation

Hopping in the shower is a great way to trigger ideas when our brains are in a creative rut

You step in the shower, and you remove a lot of the visual stimulation of your ...

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