For When You Miss The Beach : 6 Ways To Bring The Beach Vibes Home
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Constantly craving the salty vibes, but don't live near the ocean? Many of us LOVE the beach and long to be near it, but science says it might not just be a preference. Numerous studies acknowledge that being near the waves has positive calming benefits. Well, if science says....
Thalassophile (noun) : a lover of the sea. someone who loves the sea, ocean.
The benefits of a trip to the beach include :
- stress reduction
- increased vitamin D
- sand is a natural exfoliant
- better sleep
- mind & body relaxation
- lowered depression & mood disorders
- boosted immune system
- skin benefits (always protect your skin though!)
- lung benefits
The list goes on. Just the thought of taking a trip to the beach calms most of us. That feeling when you set foot in the sand after not being to a beach in awhile? Nothing like it.
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BRING THE BEACH VIBES HOME
If you're not lucky enough to live near a beach and set foot in the sand most days, we've got a list you'll love. We put together some of our favorite simple tips & treats to bring the waves to your doorstep no matter where you spend most days.
1. WAVE ZEN PLAYLIST
One of the easiest and most calming waves to bring oceanside calmness to your space is to take an at home beach break. Even 5 minutes can rejuvenate your day. We are constantly updating our free WAVE ZEN PLAYLIST, give it a listen when you are craving calm.
2. TINY BANDIT CRYSTAL RITUAL OIL : SEA ELIXIR
We could say that we just apply this when we miss the beach, but that would not be true. Since discovering Tiny Bandit's Crystal Ritual Oil (especially the Sea Elixir variation which fuses notes of sun ripened fig and green moss with a heart of sultry santal, oud, sea salt and driftwood), it's become part of our daily ritual.
Even the feeling of the crystals slowly drifting down in the bottle as you apply it is captivating. Created with a special nourishing virgin coconut oil that won’t harden. Can be used before yoga, meditation, or just after the shower (our favorite time is first thing in the morning!). Find your ritual and do what makes you well and happy. Check out TINY BANDIT'S SEA ELIXIR CRYSTAL RITUAL OIL. Use code KAIBANDIT30 to receive a discount on your order through May 10th, 2019.
3. OCEAN ART
Bring the ocean to your space by hanging a pic of the waves that inspires you. Hang one in your entry so that it instantly transforms you as you walk in, or place one in your yoga or meditation area. We put together some of our favorite MINTED OCEAN PIECES and are currently decorating our studio space with some of these!
4. WAVE SOUND MACHINE
Do you love falling asleep to the waves? Drift off to a wave sound bath every night even if you don't hear the waves when you open your windows or doors. A sleep machine is also a fantastic wave to combat insomnia, other sleep issues or noise that is keeping you awake.
We're big fans of Marpac's YOGASOUND SLEEP SOUND MACHINES because they offer a variety of options for every sleeper and home situation. The WHISH - MULTI SLEEP SOUND MACHINE is our favorite model and what we use.
Pretty sure my birth stone is a seashell.
5. KAI LIFE CALM WAVES ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
We put together our favorite dŌTERRA essential oils into a blend that you can diffuse, spray or roll on to keep your space, your self and your yoga beachy. This calm blend won't take you to the beach but it will definitely calm your mind and body. CHECK OUT OUR BEACH BLEND & GRAB YOUR OILS.
6. JOIN US
We are going to be adding beach yoga content in spring/summer 2019 - even if you're practicing at home, we promise to bring the beach to you as much as we can. We'll also keep you updated on everything beach yoga that we have coming up. SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY LOVE LETTER - we promise you inbox love and no nonsense or sharing of your email address.
We hope these little steps to bring the waves to your space WHEREVER can help to calm your mind and body, bringing you beach vibes whenever you like.
#NamasteAtTheBeach - we hope to practice with you on a breezy beach SOON!
Jenny is a mama, DJ, yoga teacher and beach-obsessed boss babe at TheKaiLife.com. You can find her with a huge smile on her face adventuring with her husband, son Kai and fur babies Koa & Snorkel; spinning music and dancing with you late night; teaching and practicing on her yoga mat or under a palm tree.
Follow her on instagram @iseekthewaves @jadoreurlife .
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