mindfulness

Made for Meditation

Check out the impressive health benefits of om
With so many distractions vying for our attention (and for your clients' attention), it’s difficult for any of us to be truly present. That effort is well worth it thanks to new research that reveals additional physical and mental health benefits of meditation. Published in the journal Pschoneuroendocrinolgy , an international team of researchers found that mindfulness meditation is so...

Congressional Calm

Learn how a politician on the rise advocates mindfulness
Mindfulness is getting more votes, and this time it is well outside the yoga studio and spa retreat venues. Mindfulness has found a big advocate on Capitol Hill in Tim Ryan, a fifth term congressman from Ohio. After applying the practice of mindfulness in his own life and seeing a positive change, he has written extensively on yoga and meditation...

Mental Muscle

Learn how one luxe spa focuses on the mind
It’s not enough anymore to work just muscles, clients need to keep their noggins in tip-top shape too. They can do just that at the Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort , which has added new programs for a healthy brain. Developed by Karen Janusz , the spa's nutritionist and certified brain fitness facilitator, spa guests...

Mind-Body Harmony

Discover a new mindful movement in a luxe rooftop garden
Spas are known for providing a haven for healing. They offer relief from day-to-day stresses, solve skin problems regularly, and send guests off to face the real world in a brightened, rejuvenated state. More and more spas are looking to heal more than skin deep, with mindfulness programs, fitness, and more. A new limited offering at Cornelia Spa at The...

The Business of Health

Check out industry insights from the annual NYSPA Symposium
Springtime in New York has lots to offer and lots to recommend it, but for the spa and hospitality industry nothing compares to the education and insights it gains from the annual NYSPA Symposium. This year’s theme, The Business of Health , is especially timely. As spas move further in the direction of wellness and mindfulness, how do we, as...

Year of Mindfulness

Learn about an emerging trend sure to spur spa business
We're already four months into 2014, but it's not too late to take advantage of it as the year of mindfulness, as it has been nicknamed thanks to the growing trend. Google searches for mindfulness have more than tripled between 2004 and 2013. People are looking for a way to detox, unwind, and rediscover peace. Additionally, according to JWT Worldwide...