Six ways to experience deep and mindful moments

November 03, 2020 | 13:56
Nhat Ha experiences her inner self and learns how to connect with the Earth at The Nam Hai’s Zen space, inspired by Vietnam’s renowned master monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
six ways to experience deep and mindful moments
Six ways to experience deep and mindful moments

Interbeing villa wellness

Available in every room at the resort, the Interbeing programme encourages guests to step off the treadmill and dive deep into their inner calmness. Each personal in-room kit includes the healing vibrations of a ‘bell of mindfulness’, a small singing bowl used by Vietnamese monks; awareness-enhancing aromatherapy with The Heart of the Earth Spa’s essential oil blends; mindful meditation tracks loaded on in-room iPods; bespoke bathing rituals; and eight different pillow choices so that you can surrender to mindful moments in curated comfort.

Visiting masters

Take the time to develop connections with yourself under the guidance of visiting wellbeing experts in the The Nam Hai’s programme. Within the calming sanctuary of the award-winning Heart of the Earth Spa, press pause and discover life-changing holistic practices from energy healing and sixth sense reading to Aura-Soma® Colour Therapy. The programme is designed to take you deeper into your inner self, and offer a connection with the Earth’s rhythms, the basis of a life lived in mindful awareness.

Mindful treatments

Recognising that we are not separate from the Earth but ‘one’ with her, The Heart of the Earth Spa treatments are grouped into three wellbeing virtues inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh: ‘Stability’ treatments to nourish the physical body; ‘Creativity’ treatments to release blockages and explore new possibilities; and ‘Non-judgement’ treatments to promote inner peace and compassion. All feature crystal singing bowls tuned to the harmonic tones of nature, plus simple mindfulness techniques to attune body and mind to the ‘heartbeat’ of the Earth.

Goodnight Kiss to the Earth

Reconnect with your inner self and the nature around you by celebrating the blessings of each day at the nightly “Goodnight Kiss to the Earth” ritual, where you can float a traditional Vietnamese wishing lantern on the lotus-filled spa lagoon while being immersed in the sound of crystal singing bowls. These singing bowls are tuned to the frequency of nature, allowing you to align your internal rhythm to the heartbeat of nature. As you tune yourself to gratitude, allow the positive vibrations to bring forth feelings of happiness and calm.

AntiGravity® yoga

Find your wings and fly like a bird with AntiGravity® yoga – a dynamic practice that uses hammocks suspended above the ground to master gravity-defying poses. AntiGravity® yoga requires mindful attention to explore its possibilities while offering practitioners a soaring sense of liberation from self-imposed limitations. Alongside other yoga, mindfulness, and meditation sessions, AntiGravity® yoga classes take place in the resort’s Thanh Tinh Yoga Pavilion, a 130-square-metre serenity structure featuring a trio of monk statues in poses that represent peace, respect, and wisdom, set within gardens thrilling with bird songs.

Mindfulness and meditation

Explore the dance between mindfulness and meditation in the resort’s 45-minute classes where the focus lies on improving mental clarity and encouraging joy. Bringing to fruition the resort’s overall focus on mindfulness, these classes allow guests to learn skills to last a lifetime, enhance wellbeing, and discover a deeper connection to their self and to the world.

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