Would you like to know how to start and end the day peacefully? Just keep on reading and satisfying answers are guaranteed 🙂
After two years of living on Ibiza I feel fortunate to keep discovering beautiful spots on the magical island. It never ends. There’s still so much to discover. My bike is my green and healthy friend who brings me to my destiny for quite some time now. Many roads to follow. It’s good!
Last week I felt the first sunbeams of the day on my face by participating in a sunrise-meditation at a gorgeous place on a mountain, called DePura Ibiza. Joined by the great company of my man and two friends.
The morning sun was still hiding after the green hills when we were sitting on our pillows, our bodies enclosed by a soft blanket to stay warm and our thoughts already fading away. The deck where it took place was breathing a Balinese atmosphere with the wooden floor, cane roof and orange with purple colours. Then the sun rose enough to feel it shining on our skin. In the distance we could hear a few dogs barking and birds singing in the trees. All under both professional and loving guidance plus a nice cup of tea at the end of the 30-minute meditation. This peaceful sunrise-meditation was followed by a Hatha Yoga class where we were focussing on our breath and practising several classic positions. Combined with this magnificent environment and the beautiful Spanish couple that runs it we were being rewarded with Paz y Tranquilidad. And lots of smiles. For the whole day that lay ahead of us! With the spectacular views overlooking the bay of Sant Antonio we walked down the mountain and started a fresh new day. Really that’s the way to start a day and be assured that all goes well after. It’s true. We know it!
Again early Friday morning no more sleeping in bed as we came back to the mountain of DePura Ibiza for another sunrise-meditation and our first Aeroyoga class. It was still night when we left the house at 06:45 and along the way we saw the sun slowly rising. More busyness in my head during the sunrise-meditation this time, but in the end the sounds of barking dogs and singing birds helped me to be in the present moment. To feel the early sunlight of the day on your skin is just magical.
After this my first time Aeroyoga (Aerial yoga) and it was fun! I never heard of this type of yoga before. What is it? Something with air..yes. If you like the idea of profound stretching of your body, hanging upside down in a hammock, being weightless and flying (!) Aeroyoga is something you’ve got to experience. I felt quite insecure to let myself fall and to end up with my feet up in the air, but under the guidance of the very patient and professional instructor of DePura Ibiza we did it. How liberating it is to just let go and hanging upside down.. This surely needs some repetition.
In short, the answers on how to have a peaceful day, as long as you like:
- Wake up when it’s still pitch dark (dislike!)
- Bike through the Ibizian countryside and see the first beginnings of the day (no that bad anymore in fact it’s worthwhile..)
- Follow the path to the mountain where you find DePura Ibiza
- Walk your way up to the top
- Sit down and touch the Balinese field
- Let your thoughts flow
- Feel the first sunshine on your face
- Do yoga
- Bike through the Ibizian countryside
- Have a cup of coffee or better a cup of Mate tea (the energetic, healthy tea from South America) and a healthy, tasty breakfast
- Work/do whatever you need and want to do
- Meanwhile don’t forget to breathe and allow yourself to become more aware of your breath
Let’s make (parts of) it a habit. Hope you’ll join me!
DePura Ibiza hosts retreats, healthy holidays and holistic wellness programs, so you can immerse yourself in peace and serenity for multiple days in a row. A beautiful gift to treat yourself. In paradise. On Ibiza.
Wishing you all Paz y Tranquilidad!
Check out their website for more information: http://www.depuraibiza.com/