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June 11, 2020 - We’ve always celebrated Global Wellness Day with complimentary enrichment activities. In the lead up to the event this year, we’ve been joined by special Friends of Six Senses to help us dive (albeit virtually) into different aspects of wellness.
June is always a busy month for marking wellness events, such as Global Wellness Day on June 13 followed by the International Day of Yoga on June 21. Over the past few months we have invited you into a different world of wellness with the latest addition to our #AtHomeWithSixSenses initiative, Friends of Six Senses, from the comfort of your homes. Passionate shamans, yogis, lion trackers, movement coaches and much-loved authors are sharing their expertise and you have a front row (virtual) mat!
Sessions cover a range of different topics with the idea to help you reflect, understand and relate more deeply to yourself, people and world around you, and open your mind to future growth and possibilities. There are some great practical tools to support you along the way.
This Thursday June 11, we’re joined by performance coach Ben Greenfield on Facebook Live @SixSensesSpas at 1:15 pm New York, 6:15 pm London and 9:15 pm Dubai. Ben is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, Ironman triathlete and professional Spartan athlete, and will be talking to us about anti-aging and more.
During the first Friends of Six Senses, our Six Senses Wellness Pioneer Anna Bjurstam spoke to Dr. Alberto Villoldo a best-selling author, medical anthropologist, teacher and founder of the Four Winds Society. They deep dived into shamanism, wellness and the power of dreaming and discussed how it is possible to craft a new destiny and shared two practices, one to reset the fight-flight-freeze response and a second to help dream a new world and write a new chapter for the future. Click here.
Boyd Varty, a major voice of the new consciousness, shared what the wilderness can teach us about cultivating our internal navigation system, the power of nature to heal our modern lives, and what happened to his state of consciousness after spending 40 days alone and in the wild. Try Boyd’s “Tracking Your Wild Self” exercise and discover how to arrive at a place where you can get more from life. Click here.
In Anna’s conversation with the bestselling New York Times author, Dani Shapiro, we got a peek into the intimate conversations she's been having with people on her new podcast, The Way We Live Now. Dani shared how her guests were looking to come out of the current crisis with greater connections and understanding of each other and talked about her personal experiences of slowing down and trying to make permanent changes. Her “I Remember” exercise is a great writing prompt and you don’t have to be a writer to try it out. Click here.
We zoomed in on the best way to handle relationship challenges people can experience during a difficult or new situation with Stan Tatkin. We picked Stan’s brain about the best ways to handle these moments and understand how to become more tolerant of each other. Click here.
World-renowned yogis, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, joined us for a conversation about the importance of one's practice during difficult times and learnt that by bringing our attention right here and now and accepting the highs and lows we feel, we can cultivate great peace of mind. They also shared three short and effective practices that can help you shift into a state of calm and well-being. Click here.
For those of us who have been doing too much sitting over the past couple of months, pioneering movement coach Aaron Alexander taught us ways to inhabit our bodies to give us greater ease and flow. He shared that not only does our posture impact our muscles and physical structures but it can also change our hormonal and endocrine systems. Certain positions can become cues or signals that tell our minds how to feel. For example, when we’re in a collapsed, hunched over position (aka scrolling Facebook on our phone), we will tend to feel more defeated. When we stand tall with our front bodies open, we will feel more powerful and successful. Practice his five daily movements! Click here.