Monday, March 21, 2011

Clearing The Way For Joy

By Andrea Hanson, CEHP, Energy Therapist
Trained & Certified by Deepak Chopra

Pranayam is the use of the breath/lifeforce to balance and heal. Here is a wonderful pranayam to assist the real you in clearing negativity out of your physiology which is necessary in order to allow Joy to live and breathe within you.

Mudra: Sit cross-legged, in easy pose or lotus with your spine comfortably straight. Make your hands into a cup with right hand over the left, fingers crossing each other. Lace the cupped hands at the level of the heart center.

Breath: Meditate on the thought you would like to eliminate as you inhale deeply through your nose. Exhale through your mouth, puckering your lips and spitting out the thought into your hands with the breath in a long, slow motion.

Eyes: Looking into the cupped hands.

Repeat this for 3 to 11 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply, exhale, and with your eyes close, begin to concentrate on all 26 vertebrae from top to bottom of your spine. Feel your spine as if you are feeling a stick in your hand; the more you can feel it, the more energy flow and relief will occur.

This is a Kundalini Yoga Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Path Less Traveled

Join Red Mountain as we team up with Zion Canyon Field Institute to offer an exciting series of hikes in 2011. This all-day adventure from the East Mesa to Observation Point Trail will be led by an outstanding and knowledgeable ZCFI guide. Even if you have been to Zion before, you won't want to miss the chance to see it anew on this stunning adventure.

Our back-country route to Observation Point cuts through strands of ponderosa pine and high meadows bright with drifts of wild flowers. Fires have reduced parts of the forest, but cleared areas provide views of the Mountain of Mystery - 2,000 feet of sandstone rising 6,545 feet above sea level into skies that go on forever. To the south, views open up on Echo Canyon, a narrow fissure in the Navaho Sandstone above the hanging garden of Weeping Rock, one of Zion's most visited spots. At Observation Point, stunning vistas open up down canyon to the Virgin River. On the other side of the Virgin rise massive sandstone monuments - Mountain of the Sun and the West Temple (the highest mountain in the main canyon at 7,810 feet). As you eat your well earned lunch, you will be treated to the fascinating natural history of this remote place from ZCFI guides who have called Zion National Park "home" for years.

Hikes are offered May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11. Contact our Adventure Concierge at 435.652.5712 for details or to sign up for one of these amazing adventures.

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Spa Specials

Indulging at Sagestone Spa & Salon or the Wellness Center is a great way to spend the day after a long morning hike. We offer different specials every month so be sure to check back for April's specials. Day guests from the St. George area are always welcome to pamper themselves with our specials or any of our regular spa, health and wellness services. Visit our website for a full list of services and, if you haven't yet been a Diva for the Day, you are missing out!

Book Two Services & Receive a FREE Mani or Pedi!*

Purchase two services from our Massage, Facial or Body Treatment menus and receive a complimentary 50-minute Manicure or Pedicure of your choice.

Davines Spring Hair Detoxifying Treatment with Gift!*

Get your hair ready for spring. This detoxifying treatment improves stressed hair by using clay to gently remove impurities from hair and scalp while adding protection from future effects of environmental pollution. Treatment includes a relaxing scalp massage and a detoxifying conditioner gift. Price: $65 (50 mins)

Book an Iridology Consultation & Receive a Gift!*

Iridology is the art of evaluating the systems, organs and tissues of your body through a non-invasive process of looking at your iris. This holistic process embraces the mind-body-spirit connection and reveals underlying emotional, physical or spiritual conditions. During the month of March only, you will receive Ian White's two-CD set, "A Simple Guide to Successful Meditation." Price: $125 (50 mins)

Spring Forward With Your Weight Loss Goals with a Resting Energy Expenditure Assessment & Gift!*

Renew your weight loss goals with customized caloric results based upon the Resting Energy Expenditure Assessment. This test will tell you how many calories your body requires to keep itself going each day. Plus, you will receive Dr. Mark Hyman's best-selling book "Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss." Price: $125 (50 mins)

*Gift with purchase available while supplies last.