Best Places to Meditate in Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is a pocket of Orange County that is studded with idyllic locations tailor made for meditation.

If you are in the early phase of addiction recovery in Southern California, meditation can be a powerful addition to your toolkit. There is much more to Laguna Beach than surfing and epic viewpoints, so inject some Zen into your life on secluded beaches that feel like your own private sands.

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Where to Go for Meditation in Laguna Beach

Meditation is an activity that involves both mind and body. The goals of meditation include: 

  • Calming the mind.
  • Promoting relaxation.
  • Improving well-being.

Millions of people practice meditation according to data published by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. 

When a person meditates, they typically follow a certain process that involves the following steps: 

  • Choose a quiet location free of distractions.
  • Adopt a posture that is comfortable, whether sitting laying down, or walking.
  • Focus attention (often on a word or object – a mantra), and adopt an open attitude.

Meditation is an introspective activity, meaning that the person engaging in meditation is looking inward, to themselves. Research indicates that people who participate in meditation are more likely to be in-tune with themselves, and able to gauge what is happening in their lives more accurately. 

The practice of meditation has been linked to many beneficial outcomes including: 

  • Practicing meditation has been shown to alleviate psychological stress.
  • Meditation can lower blood pressure in those who are at risk for high blood pressure.
  • Those who engage in meditation regularly experience fewer respiratory infections.
  • In patients who experience significant back pain, meditation can reduce the severity of the pain.
  • Meditation has been found to be beneficial in smoking cessation.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is located along the southern coast of Orange County, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. 

For those looking to find the perfect spot to meditate for 30 minutes, there are more than seven miles of beaches and coves to explore. 

Originally developed and settled as an artists’ colony and one of the first enclaves of Californian counterculture, Laguna Beach remains a premium destination for more than just surfing. From an overnight wellness package at The Ranch Laguna Beach to a secluded spot on empty sands with a stunning view, you’re spoiled for choice for places to meditate in and around Laguna Beach, CA. 

Treasure Island Beach

Treasure Island is a beach with stunning sand and superb facilities that is jointly managed by the Montage Resort and the city. 

Treasure Island Beach Park sits above the bluffs of Laguna. Take the ramp that leads to Treasure Island where you will find sands that stretch south to Aliso Creek. 

If you are seeking a tranquil spot for meditation, walk as far as possible from the main access point. The water here is ideal for swimming and the sea floor is covered with sand rather than rocks. 

Head north and you’ll find a protected inlet with remarkably clear water that is one of the most coveted snorkeling spots in Laguna. Head beyond the rock outcroppings and you’ll reach Middle Man’s Cove, a hidden beach that is also accessible from the southern tip of Goff Cove. Disconnect and meditate surrounded by raw beauty all along Treasure Island. 

Top of the World

The parking area for Top of the World is located next to Alta Laguna Park. Take in stunning panoramic views of the hills rolling down to meet the Pacific Ocean to reconnect powerfully with nature. 

Explore the trails that meander down into Wood Canyons Wilderness, Aliso, and Laguna Beach and find a quiet spot to meditate for a while. 

Wyland Galleries

Wyland Galleries is tucked next to the Laguna Beach Hotel and among the most visited of all Laguna Beach galleries. 

After perusing the limited edition oils and watercolors, take a break on the back deck and enjoy a coffee with magnificent ocean views on the side. The art of the man dubbed a marine Michelangelo should calm you in readiness for a stint of meditation. 

Table Rock

Table Rock is one of the more secluded locations in bustling Laguna Beach. The beach here is named for the central rock formations. 

Hard to find, Table Rock is often empty for this reason. A set of wooden stairs at the foot of a hill near West Street on Pacific Coast Highway will alert you to Table Rock, somewhere you are certain to find the peace and quiet for meditation.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Laguna Beach

At California Detox in Laguna Beach, you can engage with a variety of treatment programs for the following conditions: 

  • Drug addiction (substance use disorder)
  • Prescription medication addiction
  • Alcoholism (alcohol use disorder)
  • Dual diagnosis (addictions with co-occurring mental health disorders)
  • Mental health disorders

For those who require assistance with drug or alcohol withdrawal, our licensed medical detox center provides a safe and comfortable environment in a beachside setting. 

We provide treatment for addiction and mental health issues at all levels of intensity, including: 

  • Inpatient programs (residential rehab)
  • PHPs (partial hospitalization programs)
  • IOPs (intensive outpatient programs)
  • Virtual IOPs (remote rehab programs)

All California Detox treatment programs individualize therapy, drawing from these interventions: 

  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapy (CBT or DBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy

When you are ready to address substance use or mental health issues that are holding you back, reach out to California Detox in Laguna Beach by calling 949.390.5377.

FAQs

Yes. Visit Laguna Beach recommends a wellness package at The Ranch Laguna Beach, the only National Geographic Unique Lodge in the state of California. There are also many small meditation retreats in Laguna Beach.
Meditation has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing symptoms associated with addiction, including cravings and stress. Meditation can also help improve self-awareness and overall well-being, which can be beneficial for those in recovery. That said, meditation should not be used as a substitute for evidence-based addiction treatment, but rather as a complementary tool.

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