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Embracing Wellness on World Heart Day with “Essence of Wellbeing”

In a world that ceaselessly leads a hectic lifestyle, where everyday demands often eclipse your needs, World Heart Day asks you to re-evaluate priorities and care for one of the most important organs within your body. The 29th of September each year marks World Heart Day, a dedicated time to channel your efforts and energy towards helping heal the heart.

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, where stress and anxiety often take center stage, the quest for well-being has become an essential pursuit. The Essence of Wellbeing, as exemplified by Dharana at Shillim, represents a sanctuary for those seeking to escape the daily grind and begin their transformative journey  towards physical, mental, and emotional balance.

Nestled just two hours away from Mumbai and Pune, Dharana at Shillim, Wellness Retreat in India, invites you to explore the untamed beauty of India’s wellness haven.

Whether you seek serenity, rejuvenation, or simply a break from the mundane, Dharana at Shillim offers a carefully crafted experience where you can find your unique path to well-being.

Here are the three essential ways that Dharana at Shillim can contribute to the improvement of your heart’s health!

A classic and long-recommended activity, consistent bouts of exercise and workouts can do wonders for your heart. Firstly, an intensive enough cardiovascular exercise gets the heart pumping faster, thus enriching your body with oxygen-rich blood to strengthen you. Secondly, consistent exercise combats high cholesterol, a key compound resulting in blocked blood vessels and thus, heart attacks.

At the Dharana Retreat, experts introduce you to the Shillim Trek, a complete cardiac exercise for your body, with the added benefit of rejuvenation due to the cool, pollution-free air. 

Contrary to initial urban myths and early research, contemporary research has shown a significant link between stress and cardiovascular illness. While the stressors are diverse, consistent practice of Yoga and Pranayama can provide the essential relaxation your heart and body require.

Focusing on consistent breathing and slower movements, the benefits of Yoga and Pranayama become apparent via consistency rather than intensity. A quick Iyengar Yoga session or deep breathing pranayama can turn the busiest of schedules into a stress-free day.

A key contributor to a healthy heart lies in the culinary realm. Sub-par eating habits featuring processed and fatty foods do not meet the body’s requirements, eventually depleting much-needed energy while fats and cholesterol build up. 

Introduce yourself to the Dharana Food Philosophy, an approach to healthy eating focusing on organic ingredients. Cultivated without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers, produce at Dharana’s in-house organic farm is masterfully crafted into paradigm-shifting dishes and preparations for you to experience, understand, and gain nourishment from. A session at the cooking school further strengthens your understanding, helping you continue an organic approach to food even in an urban setting. 

This World Heart Day, reflect on your cardiovascular health at the ‘Essence of Wellbeing’ wellness programme. With a holistic approach across physical and emotional heart health, undertake invigorating treks, stress-relieving yoga, and tranquil meditation sessions. Take the opportunity to heal your heart, and in the process, develop a new perspective towards life itself by reserving your stay.