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By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

While recent yoga trends have leaned toward the more active, aerobic modalities such as energy or power yoga, there's a place in everyone's practice for calm and stillness. In Contrast to the fiery, active, masculine energy of yang, Yin Yoga focuses on the stable, grounded feminine energies. 

15% off Book Sale

Now is the time to purchase your copy of our unique line of books.  For the months of September and October you can receive any of our Specialists' books at a 15% discount from our online store!

By: Anne Parker, MA, MHSA.

Cultivate these habits and you will feel a difference in support for each other and keeping the love alive!

By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” This is one of my favorite quotes from the Buddha because it reminds me of the importance of being kind to me.

SEPTEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH

This month's recipe Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Scones is featured in Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cookbook

Quick note from Chef Kim Macy

The key to tender scones is being gentle with the dough, which is why I suggest mixing the ingredients with your hands. Work the dough just until it holds together; more vigorous kneading will develop too much gluten in the four, which would make the texture heavy and tough.

 

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By Stacey Manns, Miraval-Clarins Skin Care Specialist

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most, thus fun in the sun comes to a wrap. Whether you were less diligent with reapplying sunscreen or simply had overexposure to the sun, you may notice dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the over production of melanin – the skin’s natural defense to protect against the suns harmful ultraviolet rays. Lessening the appearance of hyperpigmentation can be a challenge although achievable through:

  • eating foods rich in antioxidants
  • thoroughly cleansing the skin using Clarisonic cleansing brush
  • applying antioxidants topically to skin
  • retinol
  • skin lightening products
  • proper use of sunscreen

Labor day weekend is filled with family and friends and delicious barbecue! Haven't come up with your menu yet? We have taken care of it for you! We have pulled together some great recipes to impress your guests for this fun holiday, enjoy!

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By Leigh Weinraub, Miraval Tennis Coach & Wellness Counselor

When we get stuck, it helps to have someone with a whistle and clipboard urging us on. The most accomplished athletes in the world still rely on their coaches—not because they don’t understand their sport, but because they may not fully understand themselves. I’ve found that there are certain things that help my clients maintain motivation when moving toward a goal or seeking to make a change in an aspect of their life. Here are 7 steps to help you become a champion.

By Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED. Exercise Physiologist

As creatures that evolved in an environment that obligated constant movement the notion of sitting at a desk for 8-12 hours a day is totally unhealthy and foreign.  Unfortunately, the last time I checked no one is really excited to pay me to go on monster hikes and epic bike rides 5 days a week.  So I spend a fair amount of time in front of a computer just like most of you.  However, being in front of a computer does not mean that you do not have to move at all, you can engineer sneaky ways to move even in the modern work space.