Have you ever heard the phrase “sometimes you need to lose yourself a few times before you can find yourself”?

Well, there’s something called “Wellness Travel”: an increasingly popular trend that consist on travel for the main purpose of achieving maximum health and a sense of well-being.

Taking a welfare vacation can include some bodily activities such as hiking, walking, paddling, surfing, yoga and many others sports. But it’s not only an attempt to improve your physical health, it also sets psychological and spiritual growi
ng goals by inspirational outgoings and adventures that are mind clearing and expanding. Its basically about finding balance in one’s life.

But with all of these incredible activities, are you a Wellness Traveler or are you actually Traveling to Wellness?

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Vrksasana, a basic yoga pose used to promote balance and centering.

You may think that traveling isn’t vital to achieve wellness, but some studies have proven that’s wrong:

 -Travel exposes you to different environments, which creates stronger antibodies an boost your immune system. Also, it helps you to know how to act in different situations you are not used to, so it improves your physical an mental health

 -Travel lowers your stress levels. Studies have found that after vacation, travelers felt well-rested, less anxious and in a better mood. These mood improvements lasted around four weeks long.

  -Travel improves your brain health. It expands your mind, you meet new people, adapt to new situations, you become more globally and culturally aware. It is proven that travel can increase your creativity.

-Those who travel and study abroad, tend to be more open minded and emotionally stable, according to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

So, lets be clear: well-being is not a necessity to travel. But when you travel, even if that is not your goal, you will obtain peace, stress release, will get a little more physically active, mind opened and will increase cultural knowledge.

This amazing tourism trend allows you not only to meet incredible places but also, it helps you to grow physically, spiritually and psychologically at the same time. Can you imagine that? It’s almost as if traveling was a school for the soul.

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