Wellness in Costa Rica
What is Wellness?
Maybe the better question is what does wellness mean to you? Is it happiness, health, a tranquil mind, time to just be, consistent creative outlets, stable self-esteem, access to opportunities for growth, deeper connections with others, with nature, with yourself? It could be any or all of these things.
The more we are aware about our mind and our reactions, the more wellness will seep into day-to-day life. Focusing on the present and not dwelling on the past nor yearning for the future or desired objects brings a calmness to life that allows life to unfold moment by moment without expectations.
The intimate daily interaction with the earth at Finca Exotica Ecolodge facilitates a surge of well-being, which can be enhanced through activities like yoga, meditation, massage, trekking and of course the importance of healthy and nutritious food.
Wellness: Nature is our Inspiration
Many of the most well-known philosophers of last century got their inspiration from nature. So what’s the secret? Getting away from day-to-day distractions facilitates observation.
It is so easy and even common to focus on what we do not have at this moment and what we want to have. Being immersed in nature is the perfect opportunity to begin to appreciate what surrounds us. If we begin to engage our senses with our natural surroundings we begin to truly see what is there. And the ego – sense of separate self– begins to fade, and the interconnectedness of everything becomes more vividly understood. This leads to a reevaluation of what is really important and an understanding of the principle ‘less is more’.
There are scientific studies showing that gardening, contact with nature, especially trees, and contact with other animals, is therapeutic. Contact with nature soothes the soul in an abstract way that may be felt but not explained. As your nervous system recalibrates, your energy level and creativity increase and you may begin to feel a resurgence of prana (life-force) flowing through your body.
Nature is our inspiration and wellness is what you will experience here, because Costa Rica possess all the conditions and Osa Peninsula is the best place in the country to be immerse in nature and disconnect from the hypnotic hustle of urban lifestyle.