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Top Wellness Tips from Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

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Practicing social-distancing and staying at home in isolation to remain protected from COVID-19 are part of daily routine for all of us across the globe right now.

We know this can take a toll on feelings of well-being and overall mental health. To help us all through these unusual days, we asked our Anantara Spa experts in wellness for advice on how to practice self-care at home, and we’re sharing their wisdom with you.

The Beauty of Sleep from Dr Serge Landrieu, Master of Wellness, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, Thailand.

For a fully restorative sleep, it is best to stop eating after lunch and then break this fast with breakfast. If you can, try to keep a window of 16 or 18 hours without eating over 24 hours. This is a form of intermittent fasting. Do not eat food before going to sleep, if you are hungry take a little sip of oil. 

Going to bed and falling asleep early is essential as the hours of sleep sustained before midnight count the most for reviving the whole immune system. To wind down for sleep, establish an evening ritual before you go to bed. This can include meditating, practicing gratitude, praying, or slowing down your breath with Pranayama (breathing exercises). 

To ensure that you sleep through the night, stop drinking around 5.00 – 6.00 pm, and drink just half a glass of water before bed to avoid waking in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.

Jump start your day by planning something you enjoy for when you wake up so that you wake up with a purpose.

Meditating from Dr. Eranga Kaushal, Ayurveda Doctor, Anantara Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka.

Meditation helps to calm the mind and centre your chakras. Promoting reduced blood pressure, better daily functioning, and improved focus, regular practice of mindful meditation at home can help the mind send the right messages to the body and act accordingly. It also helps to lower the stress levels, which helps boost your immune system. 

We can recommend the Pranayama breathing meditation, also called breath control. Take a steady breath in through both nostrils. Inhale until you reach your lung capacity while maintaining a tall spine. Hold your breath for a second, then constrict some of the breath at the back of your throat, as if you were about to whisper a secret, and exhale slowly through both nostrils. The slow, calming rhythm brings natural rest to the mind and releases tension from the stressed-out parts of the body.

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