The Gift of Silence
There are many benefits associated with quiet, but some can directly impact your overall wellbeing. Here, three important ones to be mindful of.
Jeni Garrett, founder and CEO, The Woodhouse Day Spa, guest posts on how giving yourself the gift of silence can boost productivity and increase focus.
Dr. Jim Nicolai, medical director of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval, explains the importance of turning off and tuning in to yourself and offers three ways to be present.
We got the low-down on why recess really shouldn’t stop in grade school, as well as how we can find time to make taking breaks a priority.
Described as a deep massage on the mind, shirodhara relaxes the nervous system, calms imbalances in the mind and disturbances in emotions.
Yoga-based meditation is rich with preparatory practices that allow meditation to happen naturally. Here, Hollander gives us a five-step how-to for yoga meditation – you can meditate in as little as five to ten minutes, or as long as an hour.
Giving yourself the gift of a quiet mind transforms you into YOU. Mariel Hemingway, Club Spa guest author and national spokesperson for SpaFinder Wellness Week 2012, shares tips on how to find your silence.10 Comments
Someone once told me that meditating for 20 minutes is comparable to a two-hour nap. Whether actually true or not, I was willing to try. I sat myself down, legs folded, closed my eyes…but within exactly two minutes into trying to clear my mind, all sorts of thoughts littered my head – work, rent, just [...]2 Comments
I have a friend who is so addicted to her BlackBerry that she once checked her emails during a massage (unbeknownst to the therapist, she had sneakily tucked her phone in the pocket of her spa robe). Suffice to say it wasn’t the most relaxing spa experience. It’s okay to check your email while riding [...]5 Comments