5 Ways to Effectively Prioritize Your Health in 2024!

Dharana Wellness Retreat near Mumbai & Pune, India

As we usher in 2024, let us bid farewell to the conventional New Year’s resolutions that often induce stress and anxiety. Instead, let’s foster a mindset where health becomes a paramount priority and a daily practice.


Amidst the chaos of our daily lives, it’s common to overlook our wellbeing. Yet, placing self-care at the forefront is essential for sustaining peak health and vitality.
Consider incorporating these five natural and impactful methods into your routine to elevate the importance of self-care. Each approach has the potential to make a significant difference in your wellbeing, aligning with the ethos of the Dharana retreat and its commitment to holistic healing.


Prioritize Restful Sleep:
Ensure you get enough high-quality sleep each night. 

Develop a consistent sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine, and optimize your sleep environment. Adequate and restful sleep is crucial for physical and mental health, helping to improve cognitive function, mood, and overall vitality.
At Dharana Shillim, we center our attention on sleep patterns with a polysomnography which provides a comprehensive insight into your sleep habits, uncovering potential reasons for any physiological complications one may experience.


Reduce Stress through Mindfulness:
Incorporate mindfulness meditation and deep breathing exercises into your routine to alleviate stress. Cultivating mindfulness helps anchor you in the present, effectively managing anxiety and enhancing overall mental wellbeing. Integrate these practices into your daily life, even if only for a few minutes each day.

Explore various mindfulness techniques at one of the best retreats in India:

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Focus on the present through meditation and training.
  • Kundalini Meditation: Aims to awaken kundalini energy at the spine’s base.
  • Transcendental Meditation: Involves mantra use with closed eyes.
  • Tibetan Bowl Meditation: Rooted in Buddhist philosophy and sound meditation practice.
  • Trataka Meditation: Focus on a single point, like a dot or candle flame.
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation: A state between waking and sleeping, akin to yogic sleep.

Take Forest Walks:
Embrace the healing power of nature by incorporating forest walks or hikes into your routine. Spending time in nature has been linked to reduced stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced overall wellbeing. Take advantage of local parks or natural reserves to connect with the outdoors regularly. 

Explore the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, reveling in the mindfulness and healing qualities of the forest through this unhurried, meditative activity.


Engage in Mindful Eating:
Pay attention to your eating habits and practice mindful eating. Focus on the taste, texture, and experience of each meal.
Grounded in age-old traditions, Dharana’s food philosophy incorporates insights from modern food research and draws inspiration from fresh, seasonal produce. The slow cooking technique emphasizes preserving the natural flavors of food, utilizing ingredients known for their nourishing benefits.
Eating mindfully can help you develop a healthier relationship with food, control portion sizes, and make more nutritious food choices, contributing to your overall health.

Harness the Healing Power of Nature:
Spend time outdoors and harness the healing power of nature. Whether it’s gardening, taking a walk in the park, or simply enjoying the fresh air, being in natural surroundings can have positive effects on your physical and mental health. 

Join Dharana retreat’s naturalist-led walks to delve into the UNESCO-designated “World Heritage Site,” the Sahyadri Ranges & Western Ghats, unraveling the wonders of flora, fauna, and their coexistence to connect with the natural world and foster a sense of calm and balance.

Step into a world where health is not just a resolution but a way of life. Don’t just read about it; explore the holistic approach to wellbeing at Dharana Shillim.

Take a moment to prioritize yourself and commemorate the onset of the new year with a reset. Book the three-night Essence of Wellbeing Programme for a transformative experience amidst the serene Shillim Valley at Dharana Retreat.