March 2013 Recipe of the Month
Guests rave about our Executive Chef Justin Macy's abililty to create colorful, healthy recipes! Here's a refreshing and incredibly flavorful dish from Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook.
SpaFinder recently named our newest spa service, the Miraval Mindful Massage, as one of the top spa trends to watch for in 2013. We are delighted to continue to lead the industry in innovation wiht our focus on mind-body-spirit wellness. I am also excited to share that we have recently renovated our Agave Center and the new space is an incredibly peaceful setting for yoga and meditation. Beginning this Spring, take your yoga practice to the air! Miraval will be offering Aerial Yoga to our guests. Additionally we will debut an Aerial Meditation called Floating Meditation which was developed by our team and is available exclusively at Miraval. I know you'll love it when you try it!
See you at Miraval!
Chief Executive Officer
p.s. I encourage you to vote in the Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. We owe our thanks to each of you for helping Miraval continuously garner accolades of this caliber! Thank you in advance for participating in this survey!
We all know that a good night’s sleep sets the stage for a good day giving us energy, clarity, and enthusiasm. What many of us don’t realize is that how we spend our days has a lot to do with how restful our sleep will be. Disordered sleep is greatly influenced by disorderly days.
In our busy, stimulated, adrenaline-driven lives we have become addicted to busyness, stimulation, and the adrenaline rush. We “go-go-go” during our waking hours and then expect to immediately find restful sleep exactly when we want it. How realistic is it to go from full speed to full stop in an instant?
There are two primary strategies for living our days in a way that supports restful nights. One, make sure that you have “rest periods” during the day. This might be through a formal practice such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, or any practice that quiets and centers you. Your rest periods might be less formal, taking the form of a minute or two of mindful, belly breathing – in the shower, at your desk, in the car, while walking to your next appointment. You might also take a short break to listen to some relaxing music, say a prayer, write in your journal, really taste and enjoy your food, hug a child or good friend, have a good belly laugh, watch the sunset. Any of these little pauses throughout the day will help your body and mind know what rest feels like and, later, recognize when you want to rest to move into sleep.