Enhance Your Mind-Body Connection

By Jan Dibeler (December 27, 2010) | Return to Blog

The hustle and bustle of our daily lives often times leaves us feeling fatigued, exhausted, and worn out. It is not uncommon to return home after a long day of work or school and collapse onto a favorite couch or chair, quietly encouraging the stressors of the day to disappear. Though this method, and ones similar to it , is common, healthier ways to relax exist which can actually strengthen the mind-body connection, build up one’s energy, and make even the most chaotic of days far easier to handle. 

One of the hallmarks of Enchantment’s Sedona resort is its incredible list of activities designed to enhance the mind-body connection. You can enjoy a morning Sunrise Stretch, an afternoon of Hatha yoga, and an evening of meditation all in the same day; these activities are ones that you can bring into your everyday life long after your stay at the resort is over. 

Benefits of Yoga

The benefits of a strong mind-body connection are many. For example, a study conducted and published in the British Medical Journal reports that the recitation of mantras, like yoga’s “om-mani-padme-om”, encourages regular breathing that synchronizes with cardiovascular rhythms. In this rhythm, the body’s breathing rate is slowed to 6 breaths per minute just as the heart follows a six-per-minute cycle. This synchronization enhances heart rate variability and arterial baroflex sensitivity, which are both significant predictors of long-term heart disease wellness.

Benefits of Meditation

Furthermore, meditation can increase the production of melatonin in your body. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain’s pineal gland. It is a naturally-occurring antioxidant which is mainly produced at night; it serves to help regulate sleep and also influences other hormones in the body, including those that benefit the immune system. With this in mind, meditation can help improve the quality of your sleep, leaving you feeling far more refreshed and ready to experience your day.

It is important to maintain a connection between the mind and body in order to encourage peacefulness, overall well being, and the creation of personal tools to combat stress and fatigue. Though many Southwest resorts offer some form of meditation practices, Enchantment’s mind, body, and spirit exercises are situated amidst the gorgeous beauty of Sedona, Arizona. This Sedona resort’s unprecedented beauty whisks you away into a fantastical atmosphere, providing you with a place where you can truly enjoy yourself and your spirit.

To learn more about the activities at Enchantment Resort designed to enhance your mind, body, and spirit, click on the “Activities” tab of our website.