Even though Ayurveda emerged more than 5,000 years ago in India, it's still a relevant, applicable system based on the laws of nature. See how balancing your doshas can lead to better health.
 

Try this refreshing and delicious Mai Tai Sorbet recipe for a flavor combination the whole family will enjoy!
 

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The Life in Balance Spa boasts a top-rated Energy Work department, with experts in their fields delivering the highest quality treatments and services. And yet, many guests are unsure what the process and the benefits of these treatments are.
 

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Traveling can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Learn tips from four of our wellness specialists to help you eat right and become more mindful, active and relaxed when you are on-the-go. 
 

By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist


In the context of the 20 something athlete, posture is not a life or death issue. But, in the context of a long life filled with athletic pursuit, the concept of posture takes on additional gravitas.  For most folks, degrading posture follows a very typical trajectory.  We tend to develop the muscles that are easiest to see, the ones on the front like the pectoral muscles and the rectus abdominus (6 pack abs).  All the development on the front of the body with nothing balancing it in back development causes the shoulders to roll forward and the head to go with it. 

Just walk around and look at people you know.  You will very quickly notice that very few people have their ear canals directly over the centers of their shoulders.  Most of us have our heads way out in front of our shoulders (turtle head).  This puts all the muscles of the upper back and neck in a position where they have to work overtime, all the time.  All you have to do is spend a little time on a bike or a few hours belaying a friend on a climb and viola you have the beginnings of chronic pain.  If it bothers you enough, you may start editing your activities to the ones that don’t hurt and losing the variety that can maximize human performance.

 

By: Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer


The sun, now in Leo, harmonizes with rational Saturn that is still in Sagittarius on Monday, August 1st. This can be a fruitful time when perseverance and firmness are rewarded. Although the workload may feel heavy or tedious, steadfast efforts can win appreciation and recognition. 

The new moon in Leo Tuesday, August 2nd helps to instill confidence for those Leos whose birthday is near this date. The other two fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries, also find pleasure and fun now.

On August 3rd, the sun and nebulous Neptune in Pisces tangle and it will be important to keep commitments. Be discreet in all matters and be sure to establish limitations or healthy boundaries so that others don’t take advantage. Disorganization may be the tenor of everyday life. This is an excellent day for creativity and some can enjoy outdoor activities.
 

By: Miraval's Jes Gale, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

Breathwork is not so much How-To Breathe, but more so a practice of how to un-do our unconscious breath patterns that aren’t supporting our highest, healthiest selves. Breathwork is a daily practice for me; it’s a great way to invite balance into my body and mind, and comfort any challenging thoughts and emotions that might arise on a given day.
 

We started our sweet journey into honey by hosting 20 bee hives in the lush fields next to Miraval Spa. You will find it everywhere at Miraval, throughout our delicious culinary menus, incorporated into luxurious treatments in our state-of-the art spa, and packaged for guests in our gift shop as a memento of their stay. Watch for new products too, as we experiment with new beverages, cosmetic products made from the wax and more uses from even the pollen. The beneficial uses for the human body and the possibilities are limitless!

The beauty of Miraval Honey is that it will change in flavor, color and texture as it captures the nuances of different seasons in the Sonoran Desert. The honey will crystallize, as almost all raw honey does over time, but let it serve as a symbol of its care, intention and character.

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By: Miraval's Angela Onsgard, R.D.


Last week, Miraval's Executive Chef Brandon Cathey and his culinary team served a delicious Sous Vide Wagyu Beef with Uni-Butter and Lobster Mushroom Dust for dinner. Read this blog by Miraval's Registered Dietitian, Angela Onsgard, to learn about chanterelle mushrooms and lobster mushrooms.
 

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Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24th with this delicious Miraval margarita recipe!


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