If meditation and mindfulness aren’t part of your life, then World Meditation Day (Tuesday 15th May 2018) could be the time to explore the options. It takes just 10 minutes a day and the rewards (I promise you) can be life-changing.
Mindfulness appears to be everywhere and, in some instances promises to solve pretty much every problem there is. Its growth continues and everywhere you look, a spa, health expert or mind guru is offering tips, techniques, sessions, course and online apps to help you on your way. I have written about it before and you can read “What is mindfulness medition” here
The Huffington Post has it’s own dedicated channel to mindfulness and it’s well worth taking a look for the latest reseach, tips, advice and comment.
I’m a big fan and it’s helped me resolve a variety stress and anxiety issues. It also helps to calm the mind when its racing at a hundred miles and hour.
Mindful in May
The whole month of May is devoted to the project – Mindful in May. Which combines regular practice, joining people across the globe to help raise money to bring clean water to commnities who need it most.
They say “It takes just 10 minutes a day to bring more focus and effectiveness into your daily life. Join a global community of people bringing mindfulness meditation into their lives and making a positive impact on the lives of others.”
Get some headspace
I would agree. 10 minutes a day to stop, breath, contemplate, allow your mind to flow and to be present in this moment – is all it takes. Headspace, created by Andy Puddicombe starts off with 10 minute guided meditations. download the app and the first sessions are free. It then becomes a subscription service – but one of the easiest ones I have come across.
Mindfulness in the spa
Mindfulness therapies at ESPA Life at Corinthia
Award-winning ESPA has embraced the mindfulness movement by launching new mindfulness therapies at ESPA Life at Corinthia. They feature in a suite of six unique mindfulness therapies, all under one roof.
The six mindfulness therapies comprise: ESPA Mindful Massage, ESPA Mindful Facial, Mindful Breathing & Meditation, Mindful Sleep, and two Mindful Fitness sessions. This series of treatments is putting mindfulness at the core of wellness because our mental state is equally as important our physical health and wellbeing.
READ The Spa Man’s full review of the Mindfulness therapies at ESPA Life HERE
Neom, the wellbeing brand has recently developed a series of spa treatments which incorporate mindulness practice into the ritual and protocols of the treatment. I went along to try it out at the recently opened store in Wimbledon Village. There are four treatments addressing the key issues of sleep, stress, energy and happiness which use a blend of six therapies: meditation, shiatsu, cranio massage, Thai massage, trigger point and reflexology. Unqiuely, the treatments also use mindfulness meditation, they begin with a specific guided meditation, preparing the client’s body and mind for the treatment. It also added some visualisation. It was excellent at grounded me in the present and brining my attention to the treatment. I was most impressed with the multi-discipline approach to wellness and wellbeing in the spa setting.