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Yoga on the beach, perfect balance on the Costa Blanca

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In search of a healthy mind and body on the Costa Blanca

Doing yoga is good for your health. That’s well accepted. But healthy habits don’t always get the attention they deserve, so the Costa Blanca (Alicante) has taken it further. The idea is to perform your “sun salutes” from dawn to dusk. Rediscovering the poses of this millennial relaxation technique, such as the Lotus, Camel or Warrior poses, on the shore of the Mediterranean. A new experience in an environment which seems as if it was designed for meditation… Yoga on the beach is all this and more.

Meditation in the sun

Both for expert practitioners and for yoga newbies, finding your personal balance on the fine sand of an Alicante beach is going to increase your well-being. Going through your usual yoga routine with the sound of the sea instead of background music is close to the ultimate meditation experience. Absorbing the energy of the sun after dawn or in the late afternoon, avoiding the midday hours, can really bring you into harmony with nature. These reasons are more than enough to inspire a rest during a visit to Spain for a yoga retreat.

SUP Yoga and other original combinations

Once you’ve decided to enjoy a few days to restore your body and mind, the first task is to select your destination. It may seem simple, but choosing between all the inspiring landscapes of the Alicante coast can wear out the battery of whatever device you’re using to find information. From Jávea (northern Costa Blanca) to Torre de la Horadada (on the border with the Murcia region), passing through places like Calpe, Moraira, Altea, San Juan and Guardamar del Segura, anywhere could be a yoga paradise.

Man practising yoga on the beach

After that, all you have to do is open your mind to trendy new disciplines like SUP Yoga, a combination of yoga and pilates on a paddle surf board (on the sand or in the water); yoga and kitesurf packages; or yoga retreats that include bed and breakfast, with a choice of more specific circuits: yin yoga, hatha yoga, zen meditation or iyengar yoga. Almost all the options include trial classes, so this is the perfect opportunity to try out the ancient art of relaxation.

Close the circle with a culinary experience

While you consider whether you want to live in this state of total relaxation, remember that you can expand your horizons through taste experiences as well. Below we have some suggestions for exciting culinary experiences in the province of Alicante, an area which is well-known for its healthy, high-quality food. A fresh fish casserole accompanied by an Alicante wine on the island of Tabarca, grilled seafood on the seafront promenade of Altea, dinner with a show on top of Santa Bárbara castle… Yoga will guide you on a path of personal development, and the flavours of the Mediterranean diet will help you to stay on it.

Yoga pose and beach view