The spa at Kamalaya is set amongst an abundance of nature. Treatment rooms are little thermoses overlooking the beach. Evening treatments are a bonus as they allow you to watch the sun set over the ocean just as you open your weary eyes to reality again. Kamalaya's main focus is on your mind, body and soul.
The Dutch are a contented lot, but it's not tulip fields and clogs that are keeping them happy. Over in the Netherlands they've worked out the ways to make life for themselves just that little bit better.
The majority of the poses are floor based and focus primarily on the lower part of the body (hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine).
Already being described by deliriously happy customers as one of the best resorts in the world - despite only opening last summer - the second you arrive at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum you know you're in nirvana.
My journey has not ended. I would like it to, desperately, but for now it continues. I will fight till the end and as strong-willed as I am to allow this illness to fester, I am strong-willed enough to rid of it. I know recovery is worth it.
Back in 2013, a high-profile financier, with more accolades to his name than zeroes in his salary, "came out". Two years prior, another followed suit. What they both shared in their high-profile roles was matched by one other significant factor: they both "came out", of course, in admitting to mental health problems.
Turkey seems to have its finger on the healthy pulse. LifeCo is just one of many emerging health spa's in the country and, it seems, one of the most popular. The latest offering, Antalya branch, located in Akra Barut, overlooks views of the Mediterranean or the Taurus Mountains and is quite new to the LifeCo family.
While there has been much written about mindfulness since it was introduced as a third wave cognitive behavioural therapy in the UK almost a decade ago, it is often still thought of as the ability to simply "zone out".
Forget the fact that your unvaccinated children are a danger to others, forget that by telling someone to go off their meds and go the "natural" way you might be endangering their life. It doesn't matter, cause you're cool, you're alternative.
Every time we eat when we are bored, anxious or even happy, we are eating for emotional reasons. We're not eating because we are physically hungry and therefore our body doesn't need to be given food.
There is always a correspondence between the inner world and the outer world. There is a reflection between inner and outer world. What you see outside is reflecting on what is happening inside of you.
Sometimes, just restricting our drink intake to low-calorie alternatives - such as herbal tea and water - can make a huge difference to our wellbeing. So after some research I discovered the worst offenders are as follows in no particular order.
It is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, which means that the term "mindfulness" is being used a lot. Mindfulness is a hugely popular topic, and many of you may already be aware of it or even practice it yourself.
The most common response when I say to people that I'm a yoga teacher and that they should try it sometime is that "I'm just not flexible enough to do yoga". I love the analogy I recently saw comparing it to saying that you're too dirty to take a shower.
The taxi slows with reverence as we drive up to the Conrad Algarve. Oranges grow along the path, and one of many gardeners stands thigh deep in water adjusting the fountain. The staff are welcoming in a way that makes you hug them when you leave.
I don't particularly like the word 'wellness'. For me it immediately conjures up images of people drinking overpriced coffee in sweatpants after having spent a fortune on some revolutionary new yoga routine that involves balancing your cat on your head.