Even though it’s ‘virtually’ impossible for most of us to drop by a yoga studio or visit a spa right now, there’s so many ways we can still practice self-care. Says Judy Chapman, Karma’s Wellness & Spa Curator: ‘During this time of pause, I’ve seen some amazing innovations in the wellness movement to help people unwind, get fit and zen out. It’s been truly inspirational and one of the unexpected silver linings of this global health crisis.’ These are three of Judy’s favorites…
SPOTIFY’S Daily Wellness : A New Mix of Motivational Podcasts and Personalized Music’
Spotify has launched a mindful mix of grounding motivational podcasts and feel-good music to help one find positivity and peace throughout the day. This includes ‘DAILY BREATH: Practice mindfulness with Deepak Chopra’ where you enjoy 10-minutes of daily pause every Friday. Dr. Deepak Chopra is a world renowned meditation guru and is regarded for his holistic approach to health and wellness.
This clean beauty brand co-founded by Australian actress Naomi Watts boasts concept stores located in Australia, London and New York. Recently, Onda Beauty went online with wellness offerings including virtual skincare consultations, sound healing, and self-empowerment workshops for women. ONDA offers a beautifully curated collection of natural and non-toxic products including scrubs, creams, candles, lotions and potions. Some of these boutique brands include Sodashi, Goop, Herbivore, and Vintner’s Daughter.
This Melbourne studio recently launched ‘HM LIVE’, a wellness channel featuring over 65 on-line LIVE classes a week led by their team of amazing facilitators. Classes include Yoga, Pilates, Fitness, and guided Meditation. All classes are in sync with the Happy Melon ethos that mindfulness, movement and mediation is the key to living a happy and fulfilled life. The good news is that clients with existing memberships can transfer these to HM Live. Happy Melon also offers one week complimentary to both new and existing clients.