Feeling stressed out about work and your same as always daily routine? A wellness tour is just what you need. Make time for yourself, fully relax and let go of your everyday worries. Wellness tours include various aspects focused on personal care and attention in order to give your body and mind the strength and peace they need. The beautiful natural Ecuadorian landscapes in which you will surround yourself are not only providing stunning sights but are also helpful. Find out more about the benefits of the Yoga and wellness tours below.
Benefits for the mind
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is that is helps with how a person manages stress. Stress can cause many different physical problems including neck and back pain, headaches, problems with sleeping and having a lack of concentration. Yoga helps to recognize the negative effect stress has on your body and mind, and let you focus on the positive things that are in front of you.
Combining Yoga with Mediation and breathing exercises improve your mental well-being. It increases your self-awareness and causes calmness and mental clarity. As a result, you will notice a better concentration, less stress and overall sharper mind.
Due to the increased awareness of mind and body, yoga and meditation can help detect physical problems and allow early prevention of complications. Besides, it also strengthens your body in the following ways:
- Improved energy, vitality and respiration
- Increase in flexibility
- Increase in muscle strength
- Weight reduction due to maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved sport performance
- Protection from injuries
What makes Yoga and wellness tours in Ecuador so special is that they are taking you to the most beautiful places. This not only helps through enjoyment of picturesque landscapes and the natural feel but also has numerous physical benefits. You may have heard about yoga in the Himalaya mountains, an ancient activity developed for the same reasons people practice it today. This so-called ‘’High altitude Yoga’’ has several pro’s that you will not experience in urban areas in your home country.
High-altitude Yoga in the Andes
Ecuador offers the perfect opportunity to do yoga at higher altitude. Surrounded by volcanoes and mountains, the capital for instance is already located at an incredible 2900 meters above sea level. The thin air in the Andes mountains makes your body work harder. The fresh and pure air contains less oxygen meaning that your body must adapt to these harder conditions. In practice your body becomes more efficient at transporting and consuming oxygen. Your respiratory muscles become stronger and the number of red blood cells increase. When descending back to lower altitude you will really feel the difference, making you feel very vital and alive.
Connection with the Andean nature
The wellness and yoga tours have a deep focus on connecting with yourself and the nature surrounding you. One of the activities you will do that strengthen this connection is horseback riding. The horses are trained on natural horsemanship-based methods and after getting to know them for a bit you will fall in love. Riding through the open and wie Andes landscapes breezes a fresh wind through your mind.
The tours include visits to natural hot springs where you can really relax and enjoy a massage or visit the Quilotoa crater lake, famous for its crystal clear turquoise colored water.
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