Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras refer to “the stilling of the changing states of the mind”, precisely what a visit to Lesvos can help you achieve.
Maybe it’s what many claim is the remarkable energy that radiates through the volcanic rock that underpins the island. Maybe it’s the calming sunsets that paint the Aegean gold in the evening. Maybe it’s the exquisite light that infuses everything with uncommon hues and has inspired painters to create masterpieces on canvas. Maybe it’s the cool, invigorating, crystal clear water of the Aegean and the sand between your toes. Maybe it’s the intoxicating aroma of the pine forests and the acres upon acres of wildflowers. Maybe it’s all this that combines to let you reach a certain calmness, clarity, tranquility and inner peace unlike anywhere else. That centers and relaxes you, melts stress away, elevates your mood, unclutters your mind, lets you stand still amidst the chaos.
And you can always try the ultimate combination: warm up and stretch your weary muscles with some asanas, do some pranayama, practice bandhas and anjali mudra and meditate to clear and quiet the mind; indulge in a hot mineral bath to relieve pains and aches and relax body and mind; take an invigorating swim in the crystal clear waters or an energising walk across fields strewn with wildflowers and miles and miles of sandy beaches. It’s a combination made in heaven. And it’s available in LESVOS, THE OTHER AEGEAN.