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Why is the sea so beneficial? Have you ever felt an incredible peace as you walked along the sea, or perhaps suddenly have you noticed that you have more energy and that your state of mind has improved? The truth is that most people experience a pleasant feeling of calm, relaxation and well-being when it is near the water. Why? After several studies, neuroscience think that the explanation lies in our brain, since being near the sea affects us both physically and psychologically. Several neuroscientists such as M. Rudd, R.A. Baron or M.C. Diamond have studied how the sea affects our brain, coming to the conclusion that the immensity it projects causes a state of fascination, deeply affecting our psyche. The perception of the sea as immense and placid but at the same time can be terrible and capable of killing us generates a unique experience that induces positive changes in our mental schemes thanks to how our mind tries to process this landscape. In the same way, the sea causes a change in the perception of time, which seems to pass much slower and even stop, making us feel in many cases as if we were inside a bubble. Creativity is another factor that seems to be enhanced, because by relaxing our mental processes, the neural network is activated by default and in that state of tranquility in the presence of the immensity of the sea come to the brain more brilliant, clear and creative ideas. Basically, the relaxing effect of the sea is because it gives a kind of vacation to our brain from the over-stimulation to which we Why is the sea so beneficial? We continually expose. In fact, we live in an environment overloaded with stimuli, these bombard us causing an overstimulation that ends up passing us invoice as it generates a state of constant tension that prevents us relax. However, seeing the sea and hearing the sound of the waves allows us to disconnect from that chaotic environment, it is as if creating a bubble around us. In fact, the movement of the sea and its immensity have an almost hypnotic effect, which generates that sense of tranquility and well-being that allows us to recharge energy. On the other hand, its blue color promotes breathing and contributes to lowering blood pressure. According to the color therapy, the blue color helps to make the fear disappear of the thoughts, to look to the future and it encourages us to change, to learn. Nor can we forget its sound, which makes us keep pace with our breathing, fundamental in relaxation. When a sound is constant and repetitive, it makes us concentrate on it more easily, because it increases the proportion of neurotransmitters in the brain. Its immensity helps to dispel thoughts of rumination, preoccupations and obsessions. There is a disconnection with our daily reality, a beneficial rupture for our mind. A space so open that unites with the sky encourages creativity, let the imagination fly. Smell is the most emotional sense. Smells are reminiscent of memories and arouse intense emotions. In front of an olfactory perception, the information comes directly to the limbic system in the brain and specifically to two of its structures: the hypothalamus and the cerebral amygdala, which is automatically activated and these structures are the centers of affectivity. The smell of the sea is a mixture of chemicals from salt, fish, crustaceans, wet rocks and DMS (dimethyl sulfide, which curiously, is the one that brings that characteristic smell to the sea). The sea smells of life and if we have ever felt pleasurable emotions by the sea, its smell will immediately wake us the same emotions. In this way, if we had to summarize and list their psychological benefits, we could find: Induce a meditative state As we have seen, the sound of the sea waves stimulates a meditative state and enhances a mindfulness attitude. In fact, this sound is often used in relaxation sessions as it has been shown to generate changes in brain waves. Specifically, it promotes alpha waves, which have been linked to an effortless state of attention. These waves appear when we are calm and relaxed but also so concentrated that everything around us disappears, even time. Curiously, these waves also promote a state of mental clarity and stimulate creative thinking. Our brain is constantly changing, even when we are asleep or when we think we have a blank mind. It is what is known as brain plasticity: everything we experience causes our brain (and our nervous system) to change in real time. That means there is not a time when our mind stays the way it was a while ago. However, there are certain experiences that modify our mental life more consistently than others. That is, the type of changes they introduce into our brain are more recognizable and more uniform. It is the case of what happens during meditation or, for example, when feeling that we are facing the sea or the ocean. Artículo de Federico Casado Reina Fuente: www.psicologiaysaludsevilla.com
525th anniversary of the meeting between two worlds. Huelva - AmericaFew events have been more significant in the history of humanity than the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America in 1492. The link between Huelva and America transcends the historic difficulty of Columbus' first journey, which resulted in him becoming a part of collective memory for all mankind. As the 525th anniversary nears, the Province of Huelva and the Lugares Colombinos are restating their American vocation and desire to be the point of cultural, economic, academic and institutional entry for the Ibero-American countries with which the area has shared a common history for centuries. Specific activities (gastronomy events, handicraft fairs, events in symbolic places) and initiatives will be hosted to promote the Lugares Colombinos in celebration of the 525th anniversary of this great discovery.
Between October 27 and November 4 will be held the First Days of Cortegana in America, to be held in the municipality of Serrano under the framework of the activities commemorating the 525 Anniversary of the Encounter between two Worlds promoted by the Diputación de Huelva and will be centered on two illustrious personalities of the locality such as Pedro Romero de Terreros, I Conde de Regla, and Fray Alonso Giraldo de Terreros. CONFERENCES These days, where history, heritage and tourism are combined, will begin on October 27, 2017. The exhibition Indians in Huelva, in collaboration with the Office of the 525 Anniversary of the Encounter between Two Worlds, and the exhibition 'Pintura of the assault on the Mission of San Sabá '(Texas-United States). On Saturday, 28 there will be a conference titled 'La plata mexicana. Legacy of the Terreros to Cortegana 'given by José María Sánchez, dean of Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville. On Tuesday 31 will be the inauguration and blessing of the sculpture to Fray Alonso Giraldo de Terreros, work of Juan Manuel Romero de Terreros Castilla on the porch of the Parish Church of Divino Salvador, in addition to a guided tour called 'The Cortegana of the eighteenth century through the Count of Regla and Fray Alonso '. On Friday, November 3 will be the presentation of the book Pedro Romero de Terreros, his first years (1710-1752), by Juan Manuel Romero de Terreros Castilla, followed by a baroque music concert entitled 'Echo sonoros del barroco en Nueva España' by the Spanish Parnassus. Coinciding with the weekend of 3 to 5 November, a market will be organized in the eighteenth century around the parish, with handicrafts and gastronomic products of the locality.
Programming of the II Chucena Wine Fair THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER * At 6:00 p.m., a performance of the play "Y Punto" by the theater group Abril of the neighboring town of Escacena del Campo FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER * From 12:00 to 14:00, live program at Cadena SER, from the venue of the Wine Fair * At 18:00 Inauguration of the II Chucena Wine Fair and opening of Stands * Next, we will take a glass of wine and take a tour of the fandango sticks, by the Alosnero group "Vive Alosno" SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER * At 12:00 awards ceremony of the vintage contest made by the children of CEIP Manuel Siurot de Chucena * At 13:00 Tourist route on the train * About 14:00 Cata Food Pairing * At 19:00 Wine exaltation by Manuel and Esmeralda Caraballo Franco * Subsequently, delivery of reconnaissance - 2525th anniversary organizing committee - To the city council of Huelva by its gastronomic capital. - To the County Wine Regulatory Council * About the 23:00 performance of the group "Menta y Romero" * Then DJ Álvaro Guerra (courtesy of catering) SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 * At 10:00 am from the "El Macareno" Avda exit of the III Cycloturista Wine Route * At 12:00 Tourist route on the train * At 15:30 Tourist route on the train * At 16:00 Performance of the Municipal School of Flamenco Dance * Next, the performance of the group "Calle Santa María" * Then, actress of the humorous group "Clave de Tres" (courtesy of catering) Source: http://www.chucena.es
October arrives to the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche and with it the expected party around the best Iberian ham of the world. The Aracena Ham Fair grew in 2013 to become the Iberian Ham Week, a gastronomic and ethnographic event that this year presents important new features in its programming. From Friday 20 to Sunday 29, two consecutive weekends open to enjoyment around Iberian ham and other derivatives with a complete program of activities for all audiences. The fairground of Reina de los Angeles avenue, just 250 meters from the Grotto of the Wonders, will host the different tents with exhibitors of companies of the meat sector and derivatives, as well as other products that have also been added in the last years to this party. Cheeses, sweets, chestnuts, honey, artisan bread, liqueurs ... everything is blended with an exquisite Iberian ham and the wines of the County of Huelva. For this, the organization has arranged an extensive covered space to welcome the thousands of people who are waiting these days in a celebration that continues to grow year after year. Thus, in this first weekend will be held classic activities such as the Jam Cutters Contest (Saturday 21. 13:30 hours) or demonstration of artisanal cutting of the Iberian pig (Sunday 22. 13 hours) will merge with novelties like musical performances or the celebration of the Route of the Iberian Tapa. Twenty establishments of Aracena participate in this initiative that makes available to neighbors and visitors multiple varieties of dishes made with ingredients derived from the Iberian pig. And on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 ... more party around the Iberian ham. Tastings, cutting exhibitions, draws ... a thousand and one activities to enjoy a gourmet product of first level during a few days of great atmosphere and animation in Aracena. Of course, do not forget to participate in the original contest 'Your Weight in Ham', which can make many people dream for only 1.5 euros. Source: http://turismosierradearacena.com
Birds at Sunset in Odiel MarshesA paradise for birds 10 minutes from the city of Huelva. Marismas del Odiel, Natural Reserve, Unesco Biosphere Reserve and Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA), considered the most important tides in the Iberian Peninsula. Place of reintroduction of the fish eagle, and where is the 30% of the breeding colony of the Spatula in Europe. We will take a tour of the viewpoints of the Paraje for the observation of the birds and the flora of the place. A place you should know !!! For this activity it is not necessary to have knowledge of birds, just want to learn and enjoy the fauna of the place. Estimated time: 19:00 - 22:00 Number of places available: 7 Price: 15 €. If you decide to go from Huelva in our vehicle to the starting point of the route, the price will increase by € 3. Includes: transportation, specialized guide / s, insurance, medicine kit, optical material for bird watching (1 telescope for the group), bird guides. Information: 669 20 57 29/695 949 273 / www.nactiva.org Location: Anastasio Senra Visitor Center. On Sunday, August 27th. At 07h
Visit to the Monument to Columbus or the Discovering FaithThe Monument to Columbus or to the Discovering Faith, with its 37 meters of height, is one of the most representative symbols of the city of Huelva. "Punta del Sebo" was the site chosen by the sculptor and designer Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to erect this great colossus, donation of the Columbus Memorial Fund. Inc. Construction work was carried out between 1927 and 1929, and was inaugurated on April 21, with the presence of senior international officials. Through an initiative of the Provincial Delegation of Culture and the Port Authority will remain open to the public for free every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a guided tour at 11:00 p.m. Also anyone who wishes can contact us for a private visit. Organized by Platalea. Every Saturday of the month from 10 to 13h and the guided tour at 11h. Information: 959 260 708 | 660 414 920
El Rocío hosts many equestrian activities in August. El Rocío will be in the next month of August the epicenter of the world of the horse. The City Council of Almonte, in collaboration with other entities, has designed an ambitious program of activities to be carried out in the village from 4 to 19 August, to which will be added another event that will take place on August 26 in the Almonteño nucleus of Matalascañas.