New in April
Here at Miraval we try to expand our offerings as much as possible. We would like to introduce to you our new offerings available April 2014. Whether you enjoy spa services, artistic expression, culinary, lecture or fitness we have something new for you!
Himalayan Sound Bath with Pam Lancaster $95
Five Easy Ways to Lose Weight
These days it seems that everyone is trying to lose weight, and many people struggle with weight issues their whole lives. Negative body image, especially for women, is one of the most common causes of low self-esteem in this country. Unfortunately, low self-esteem can cause weight gain and there are plenty of other activities and emotional issues that can contribute to a heavier-than-you’d-like physique. If you’ve tried sensible dieting and exercise plans without success, it might be time to consider a more holistic approach to shedding those pounds that addresses not just your body, but your mind, heart, and spirit.
Miraval’s sleep expert Sheryl Brooks, R.N. helps guests learn about healthy behaviors and techniques to maintain the best quality sleep. One of her recommendations is to create a consistent sleep schedule with set bedtimes and wake times. With daylight savings time only a few days away, we asked Sheryl for some tips to help maintain healthy sleep patterns and a smooth time change transition.
Sheryl’s Tips for Adjusting Well to Daylight Savings Time Changes:
By: Deborah King
Deep inside, we are all natural healers. Long ago, our ancestors knew how to heal themselves and others; how to connect to each other and to those who had passed beyond the physical plane; and how to ground their energy by being in tune with Mother Earth. In early cultures, practices like telepathy between mother and child and sending healing energy to a loved one out on a hunt were everyday routines the ancients didn’t think twice about doing.
These customs and skills may have been buried by our modern, technology-laden culture, but they are not lost! They are simply hanging out in our collective unconscious, waiting to be uncovered and put to use again. With some training and practice, you can reawaken these dormant abilities and learn to use them consciously, for yourself and your loved ones.
At my Miraval workshops and healing courses, I provide you with the tools to activate your own innate self-healing abilities. Whether the root cause is physical, spiritual, or emotional distress, distortions in your energy field and blocks in your chakras can prevent you from living in the light and fulfilling your highest purpose. Maintaining a healthy balance in your energy field is an ongoing process, but once you learn the basics of self-healing, you will feel transformed.
Here are five simple techniques that I offer at each workshop to get this process started:
I can’t stress this enough—if you only do one thing to begin the practice of self-healing, meditate. Meditation works at a deep level of consciousness to help reduce stress and tap into whatever information is needed to restore your mind, body, and spirit to a state of harmony. A regular practice of meditation—just 20 minutes—provides you with a sense of calm and an amazing clarity that can resolve many of your physical and emotional issues. I work with attendees at each and every workshop to insure they have a solid meditative base and we meditate together as a group each day, which takes us very deep. Talk about relaxing!
By Anne Parker, M.A.
Simplifying your life is fundamentally about the willingness to make choices about where you put your attention and energy. Typically, when we feel overwhelmed and have the desire to simplify, it’s because we are attempting to do too much and have expectations that are not reasonable, which leads us to put energy into distractions – activities that don’t support our true goals and intentions.
These ideas apply to all aspects of our life – personal and professional. Simplifying requires us to shift habits and expectations. To simplify we must make different choices and be willing to accept the ramifications of those choices when they are comfortable and when they are uncomfortable.