By: MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist
You've probably heard about the healing effects of meditation to benefit your body, mind, and spirit. If you're wondering how to begin your practice, here are some helpful tips from Miraval's yoga and meditation guru MaryGrace Naughton.
Happy New Year everyone! As we gear up for a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration here in Tucson, we wanted to give a shout out to our entire Miraval community around the country and the globe. 2013 has been a wonderful year for us here at Miraval and we hope it has been a memorable one for all of you as well! As we look forward to 2014, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the last year of wellness tips shared on our blog. Here's our Top 10 - but as you know, this barely scratches the surface of all the wonderful tidbits, recipes, and tips you can find in our blog archive.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and mindful 2014. We hope to see you at Miraval!
Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
Congratulations to our Week Three Winners: Thedius Thompson and Kristi Knight! Remember to enter the Month of Mindful this week for your chance to win the grand prize of the Ultimate Miraval Experience! http://mindfulgiving.pgtb.me/6q2xH7
Sunday December 15th through Saturday December 21st, enter for your chance to win Week 3 prizes. 2 winners will receive our "Spirit" prize package which includes:
One of Miraval's many yoga and meditation offerings is Dream Yoga, where participants can learn to consciously surrender to sleep and dreams through this restorative yoga practice for the mind, body, and soul. Miraval's Meditation and Yoga team has put together a Dream Yoga practice that you can do at home. Below are relaxing and restorative poses that can easily be done in one’s bedroom in 10 minutes before bedtime. Enjoy!
Wide Legged Child's Pose (Balasana) — 1 Minute
Have the big toes touching and the knees wide. Draw the buttocks back toward the heels, or onto the heels. Release the chest and forehead to the floor (or bed), stretch arms out in front or drape them back over the thighs. Release into this posture for 5 to 10 slow deep breaths.
Seasonal Yoga Retreat with Julie Cielo
August 18-23, 2013
As the seasons change, so do we. Early cultures instinctively felt the natural rhythms and couldn't perceive a separation between self & nature. In our modern world, we have disconnected from these natural cycles of "being" and fallen out of tune with our organic pulse. Indian Summer is a special time of year at the end of summer and before Autumn. It is a period of preparation and readiness for the year's work. Join Yoga Therapist, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and creator of the Lifestyle Movement called "Seasonal Yin Yang Flow", Julie Cielo on this 5 day Seasonal Yoga Retreat where we will take a closer look into how we reflect nature and how to better align with the natural cycles of change to stay healthy through this transitional period through diet, movement, and lifestyle.