Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park

Undoubtedly nature has healing powers and can heal the soul. Actually, nowadays, scientists have tested the effects of exposure to nature, and the results are remarkable. It contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. But frankly, I am not surprised by these results because every time I go to nature, my body and especially my soul feel blissful! This time I really needed this nature’s power and loving support. But before I tell you all about it, let me share with you a little bit about the beautiful trip I did to Yosemite National Park in California, USA. 

Yosemite National Park

In California, USA, which I swear is the closest I have ever seen of the landscaping of the movie Lord of the Rings. Since the first time I visited it back in 2017, I was impressed by the immense walls of stone, huge trees, and just the magnificent flora and magic energy of this place. That time I went with my good friend Feli from Costa Rica. We made the Mist Trail that took us to watch two of the most impressive waterfalls I have seen in my life: the Vernal and the Nevada Falls.

Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park

Mist trail

Is just amazing! It takes you through the forest, and then you start climbing huge rocks to get to the waterfalls. It`s not a hard trail, but it’s a long one, and It took us basically all day to complete it. We went in October, and the park was just crazy beautiful with the autumn colors everywhere. Plus, the temperature is perfect for hiking (if it’s not raining, so if you plan to go at that time, always check the weather). 

Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park

Taking that into consideration, this year, I wanted to see it again. And thank god, the park opened again after the 2020 lockdown. So, Kyle and I visited it for a couple of days. But this time, we went in November, and the weather was crazy because one day was fall colors and the next day was white wonderland (yes, this happens in the mountains). 

On this visit, we only walked the trails in the Valley. The first one is the Mirror Lake Trail, which takes around 3 hours, and the next day, we did the Lower Yosemite Waterfall, which is pretty short, around one hour (with snow). Both are really cool and perfect for those who don’t hike much. Here are some pictures of the trip with and without the snow.

Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Lower Yosemite Waterfall in Yosemite National Park, California USA
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park
Nature heals the soul… Beautiful Trip to Yosemite National Park

This trip was very special for me because it helped me go through a struggling situation, I was living in at that moment. We went to Yosemite Park on the weekend before I had a D&C (surgical procedure) to terminate a 12-week non-viable pregnancy. And, oh boy, let me tell you that nature helps to heal the soul!

Nature heals the soul

Just the fact of been walking in between the forest, looking at the beautiful stone walls and the open landscapes, helped me SO MUCH to gain perspective. It made me to remember that I form part of the whole, being just a dot more that forms and belong to this amazing, beautiful, magical ultimate intelligence full of abundance and love. 

Coming into nature helped me remember that I am loved and that life is always working for me. It gave them the clarity and connection I needed in that moment of despair and sadness, giving me hope and filling my heart with gratefulness and love. 

Also, it helped me so much to have beautiful memories to hold on to before the surgery. And living that with Kyle was the ultimate price. 

I share this with you, my dear friend, as a kindly reminder that if you feel lost, angry, sad, or disconnected, just remember to go outside and stand still looking and feeling the magnificent world we are living and how much everything is connected to life, force, abundance, and love. And you, yes, you, are part of all of this! How cool and loving this is! Ah?

So here I make you a video sharing a little piece of the Beautiful Yosemite National Park.

With love,

Pía

Accommodation

I stayed inside Yosemite`s Valley in Curry Village on my first trip, which was absolutely amazing to sleep here. These ones are tents with non attached bathrooms. Take into consideration that here get full fast so make sure to book it on time. On this website are also other accommodations inside the park. On my second trip, I stayed outside of Yosemite, in a Cedar Lodge Hotel, around 45 minutes from the Valley.

Food

Yosemite has a store inside the Valley, plus different restaurants. Non the less we just had dinner there and all of the other meals we brought our own picnic.

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