Researchers say that “Staring at the ocean changes our brain waves and puts us into a meditative state……….”.
Everyone has stress. It is a normal part of life. You can feel stress in your body when you have too much to do or when you haven’t slept well. You can also feel stress when you worry about things like your job, money, relationships, or a friend or family member who is ill or in crisis. In response to these strains your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to you muscles.
Our brains need downtime, but they rarely get it.
Being around water gives our brains and our senses a rest from over stimulation.
“The sound of water is not quiet, but the sound of water is far more simple than the sound of voices or the sound of music or the sound of a city. When you stand at the edge of water and look out on the horizon, our brains don’t shut down, they still keep working but in a different way.. yes …Water can induce that meditative state”
Many of us love to sit near the ocean or a river and gaze out at the water — often, we can sit for long periods simply observing the gentle movements of the water. Why? Though we may not be conscious of it, the water could be inducing a mildly meditative state of calm and focus .
It is well known that water has healing effects, for example the sound and feel of it can provide many health benefits. It is therefore not surprising that meditation and water are a natural combination. In many cultures, water is considered the symbol of tranquility , purity, and clarity of thought.
There are many meditations that use water imagery as part of it, and sounds of waterfalls, babbling brooks, or ocean waves immensely help to maintain great calmness in us. Water is an essential part of life. Water is soothing, it is inspiring, and since the beginning of time human beings have been drawn to water.