We celebrate Global Wellness Day on the second Saturday of June each year as an international day dedicated towards living well. The intention behind Global Wellness Day is to inspire everyone to make healthy choices, adopting the mindset that “one day can change your whole life”.
For this year's Global Wellness Day, we would like to present this specially curated collection of videos showcasing holistic activities and practices we hope will provide some support during this exceptional time. We pray that everyone is well, and we look forward to greeting you all in person again soon.
The Benefits of Sun & Moon Salutation Yoga Sequences with Jyoti
Indonesian "Jamu" Turmeric Elixir with Rajesh Sharma
Qi Gong Practice with San Bao
Meditation to Ease Difficult Emotions with Vanessa
15 Minutes Guided Meditation with Sujay: AUDIO
How to Make Healthier Choices During Self-Isolation With Leila & Emily
The health of your gut has a major influence on your physical and mental wellbeing. Enriching your gut can also strengthen your immune system, boost digestion and optimise elimination. Here are a few simple tips that you can incorporate into your day to support a healthy gut and digestive system.
- Allow time for your meals and try to avoid eating at your desk, during meetings, or whilst looking at screens.
- Chew each mouthful of food thoroughly. Allow a sense of calm to come over you as you celebrate this precious 'me time' and enjoy your food.
- Avoid drinking too many liquids just before, or during your meals (small sips only).
- Take 5 minutes in your day to simply connect to your inner-self and your breath (breathing from the belly, rather than the chest).
- Include regular gentle movement (especially stretching or safe exercises that engage the abdomen) this can help keep your ‘digestive pump’ flowing.
- Consume easy to digest whole foods, including a source of quality protein to support melatonin production. Almonds, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, spirulina, seaweeds and tofu are excellent choices.
- Include a source of healthy fats such as avocado, nuts and seeds, fish, olives.
- Enjoy calming herbal teas in the evening. This can also help to create balance and restoration during the day.
- Avoid overeating and make sure you finish eating at least 2 hours before bed time. We want to make sure our body is primed for rest, not for digesting our last meal.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol after 2 pm and especially just before bed.