We’ve all felt the draw of the water – and the relaxing feeling we experience when we immerse ourselves in it. According to marine biologist Walter J Nichols, the siren song of water is a very real phenomenon, and now it has a name: “Blue Mind.”
Blue Mind is the laid-back, meditative state we enter when we’re around water – the distinct opposite of the “Red Mind” most of us are all too familiar with. If you spend your days attempting to juggle multiple tasks or trying to block out everyday stimulation, you’re suffering from Red Mind. The cure? Blue Mind.
The restful, restorative nature of Blue Mind can be unlocked simply by planting yourself near a body of water such as a lake, river or pond. While even a bathtub can help you achieve Blue Mind, you’ll get the best results on the beach. Science says that this is to do with the negatively charged ions found by the sea.
Having spent many hours on the golden-sand beaches of Placencia, Belize, we can add plenty of anecdotal evidence to the theory that the beach is an ideal conduit for achieving Blue Mind. Belize is renowned for its friendly, laid-back culture, and we think that the proximity of the ocean has a lot to do with it.
The negative ions may do their part to promote Blue Mind, but we believe that the beautiful views, the plethora of water activities and the abundance of stunning cayes and reefs certainly help. Whether you simply sit by the water with a drink in hand or don your scuba diving gear to go swimming with whale sharks, in Belize Blue Mind is never far away.
Located right on the water, Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas is the ideal setting for stepping away from the stress of daily life in favor of the restful, restorative benefits of Blue Mind. With three private villas and a suite of luxury beachfront bungalows, we live by the motto that “life is better by the beach” – a promise we can now say is supported by science.
Ready to achieve your own state of Blue Mind? Make plans to join us soon!