“I do my best thinking in the water, whether it’s a hot bath, a swimming pool, or a lake. I’m clumsy on land, but in the water, I feel as graceful as a porpoise, and I need to swim every day.”
~ Oliver Sacks, brain researcher and author
Most of us do feel better in or around water…why?
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences, set out to answer the question. He looked at the latest neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research and found that being in or near water causes physiological and psychological changes in us. His new book is Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.
So, listen to this podcast at the beach, by a river, in a pool or in your bathtub. It’ll be relaxing, rejuvenating, and enlightening!