If you want to embrace Thailand’s spiritual culture by trying out a little meditation while you’re on holiday, a private villa could be the perfect place.
Home to clear blue skies and soothing calm seas, Thailand is the perfect destination to re-connect with nature – and yourself – by engaging in a little meditation.
For many of us, a vacation is the perfect time to relax, unwind and cut off from the hectic pace of day-to-day life. If you’re having a little trouble getting into the slower pace of holiday routine, then perhaps meditating could be the way to kick-start your new, relaxed and reflective state of mind.
Phuket and Koh Samui are home to a plentiful selection of wellness resorts and retreats, but if you’re staying in a private villa there are plenty of quiet places to meditate independently, or with the help of an app.
With views over the ocean and the soothing sound of waves drifting in through the fold-back doors, meditating in your bedroom can be the perfect start to the day. After all, collecting your thoughts – even if it’s just for ten minutes or so – could really help you clear ay mental baggage you may have brought from home or work before all the sightseeing and holiday fun begins. If you prefer sitting on the floor, grab a couple of cushions and start your meditation there. On the other hand, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t sit in a comfortable position on the plush daybed and meditate – the tranquil choices are plentiful.
Room with a View
For many people, being at one with nature is what meditation is all about. Meditating in a place with a wonderful view can often help you connect with your surroundings and be truly present in the beautiful island setting. Many of Thailand’s private villas come with first or second-storey balconies overlooking their gardens and the ocean, providing the perfect spot for inner peace. Some bedroom suites are connected directly to their own balcony, so all you have to do after you’ve had your morning cup of tea in bed is wander outside, find a comfortable position and start your meditation session.
It’s the end of a long, busy day and you want to take a few moments to re-collect your thoughts and get centred so you can fully enjoy the evening ahead. But where is the best place in your private villa to focus on you? At a private holiday villa you have an extensive choice. The central living area may just provide the comfortable surroundings you’re after. Peppered with plush, silky cushions and blankets, there will be plenty of space for you to get comfortable and start your meditation. Light a few candles and maybe even an incense stick to create the right atmosphere… and breathe in the surroundings.
One with Nature
If you prefer meditating outside where you can hear the tropical birds song, then your villa’s private garden could be the ideal place. Landscaped and lush, private holiday villas offer everything from manicured, rolling lawns to expansive floral grounds with plenty of hidden corners for you to sit and meditate. Many of the villa gardens also boast stunning water features, with the soothing sound of trickling water ever-present to transport you away from your thoughts and into a relaxed, meditative space.
Sounds of the Ocean
The soothing sound of the ocean’s waves lapping in and out of a nearby beach is probably one of nature’s most relaxing melodies. If you think this sound could help ease you into a calmer state of mind for your meditation, then your villa’s oceanside relaxation sala could be just the spot. Designed as a cool space for guests to take a siesta from the tropical sun, these comfortable Thai-style gazebos are the perfect place to roll out a yoga mat or throw down a cushion and get reflective. The spectacular ocean views and beach proximity only add to the vibe.