Your Ingredients For Restorative Relaxation

Sometimes relaxing is the last thing you feel like doing. There’s just too much on. If you stop now, you won’t find the energy to get up again, right? Residual fatigue may well be a symptom of the sneaky catnap, car snooze or veg out. That’s why it may surprise you to know that using the right methods of relaxation and meditation can replenish your energy rather than zap it.

Bite Size Meditation

You don’t have to reach Nirvana to benefit from the ancient practice of meditation. Regular light sessions can also be highly beneficial to your wellbeing. Even if it just for two minutes a day, clearing your mind of current thoughts and worries can be hugely beneficial to your physical health and self-perception.

Step 1: Find a convenient and quiet spot such as your bedroom, your office, a park bench or even the car.
Step 2: Breathe naturally and easily and feel each inhalation and exhalation.
Step 3: Do your best to clear your mind and think of nothing.

Aromatic Additions

Scent is a powerful mood changer and not to be underestimated in terms of its ability to refresh and relax the senses. While some scent dispensers can knock you over with fragrance, a high quality diffuser filled with natural essential oils will lightly permeate the air. The right scent can calm the atmosphere as well as lift the spirits. This can be especially wonderful in winter, when our natural lack of vitamin D can leave us feeling lethargic.  For restorative relaxation, we recommend the endota spa essence of energy with peppermint, lemon peel and orange.

Tune In To Tune Out

If you can’t find a quiet spot, then shut the noise out with a good pair of headphones and a meditation program. You’ll find a range of available apps that offer anything from 10 seconds to hours of meditation sessions. Not sure where to start? Try our 20 minute endota spa guided meditation session – listen free on Soundcloud.

Let Your Mind Wander

Walking meditation is indeed a thing, and another good way to start practising meditation, especially if you’re one of those people who have trouble sitting still. Put the headphones away and go for a walk, keeping your focus on your feet. Pay attention to the way your feet are connecting with the earth and the feel of the texture beneath them. Listen to the sound they make on the grass or concrete. The key is to keep your focus on something other than your own thoughts to give your mind a break.

Baking Your Time

Those of us that tend to be high achievers may find typical relaxation methods just plain counter-productive. You might want to try baking as a type of meditation practice. Obviously, you’ll want to bypass anything as difficult as a croquembouche, but making something easy like cocoa bliss balls can be a relaxing and sensory experience.

Make A Booking

A trip to the Gold Coast is not complete without a visit to the Surfers Paradise endota day spa. Replenish your mind, body and soul in one of their 9 treatment rooms including a double and a triple treatment room, steam room, dry sauna, hot and cold plunger pools and a large vitality pool. Conveniently located at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre under Coles. Endota Spa Surfers Paradise is your haven at the heart of one of Queensland’s most iconic holiday destinations.

Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre Shop B1, 3240 Surfers Paradise blvd Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

email: surfersparadise@endotaspa.com.au

phone: (07) 5606 6889

This post has been expanded since its original publication on endota spa’s Haven Blog