Whether he likes strength training, relaxing in the spa, or enjoying our challenge course, a visit to Miraval allows him to experience his favorite activities. 



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

Despite our best intentions, the hard truth of any practice is that sometimes our attention wanes. Boredom sets in. Sometimes so much so that it becomes difficult to actually practice whatever that practice is. With many things, practice and consistency are important. Yoga is no different. In fact, consistency is the foundation on which yoga is built!

Even though we are instructed through yogic philosophy to be consistent and non-attached in our practice, the hard truth is that the practice wanes.



By Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

On the 1st, the sun is in a challenging square to nebulous Neptune which can create an atmosphere of misunderstandings or errors in judgment. Neptune rules the sign Pisces and is a water planet indicating rain, even floods or sweltering heat. Floating meditation is an excellent way to use the higher vibrations of the moment.

The next day, Venus also squares off with Neptune now in its own sign Pisces. This is a romantic and creative couple of days but some will see love through rose-colored glasses.

On the 3rd, the sun opposes somber Saturn. Energy may be low during this period of delays or obstacles.  Patience and perseverance can further ambitions. Also on the 3rd, Venus opposes Saturn which can be an excellent time to paint, clean and organize home or office. Extra responsibilities to loved ones may take up your time. Some may be missing loved ones. Gemini and Sagittarius could be experiencing strain in relationships.


By: Dr. Mark Pirtle, Stress Illness Specialist 

“What you practice you become, what you become has consequences.” - Anonymous

Scientific studies prove that meditation and mindfulness training brings about many positive effects. These include amplified feelings of wellbeing, improved attention, and enhanced proactive and prosocial behavior. Additionally, meditation and mindfulness have been shown to reduce both physical and mental pain, rumination, anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity and compulsivity. All these reasons argue for a daily practice.


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

My personal history with stretching is a complicated one.  When I have tried to incorporate stretching routines in the past, I usually end up doing a bit too much and find myself regretting it later.  That being said, I have simplified my routine to a couple of core stretches that are germane to the tightness and pain that I can feel post exercise.  What I am trying to say is that stretching is not a one size fits all affair.  Play with different stretches over time keeping the ones that make you feel good and dropping the ones that make the situation worse.  All we are trying to do with stretching is balance weak muscles with strong ones so we do not get so far out of alignment that we feel pain.  Do what feels good!