Yearly Archives: 2016

The Joy of Meditation this Holiday Season

13Dec

The holidays are a time of much joy and love – and endless stress and craziness. Take a break and slow down this holiday season with a meditation session and some deep breaths to calm your thoughts and release the tension. Still your body and mind. Meditation is a great way to be more aware and purposeful about your actions.

Here are tips from MindfulTime.com on the 3 Key Benefits of Meditation During the Holidays. 

Enjoy the holiday season!

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Gratitude & Thanksgiving

22Nov
This Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for each of our loyal guests & grateful for your ongoing support!

 

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Yoga is a fantastic way to relieve the stress of the holiday season. Yoga.com suggests trying these six poses to celebrate and embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving: 
  • Pyramid Parsvottanasana- Pyramid Pose: This pose releases tension and invites flexibility into your life. 
  • Eka Pada Rajaka Potasana – Pigeon Pose: This hip opener is excellent for letting go and feeling easy.
  • Salabhasana – Locust Pose: Salbhasana is uplifting and opens your chest and heart area
  • Matsyasana – Fish Pose: Matsyasana is another fabulous chest opener that extends your heart area and is uplifting in both body and mind.
  • Tadusana – Mountain Pose: This pose embody’s the energy of giving and receiving and give you a feeling of joy and expansion.
  • Savasana – Corpse Pose: Relax and breathe deeply while focusing on all you have to be thankful for.
Click here to read the full Yoga.com story – and we wish you a happy & safe holiday! 

Perfect Fall Hike: Dukes Creek Falls

10Nov

The gorgeous fall colors in Georgia are close to reaching their peak, which makes it a fantastic time to explore the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of our favorite hikes is Dukes Creek Falls, which is located about a 20 minute drive from Dahlonega Spa Resort.

This moderate hike is approximately 2 miles round-trip on a gradual trail that features several large wooden viewing platforms. The trail ends at the majestic trio of Duke Creek Falls, with the largest one dropping down 150 feet from a tall wooded cliff into the clear waters at the convergence of Davis Creek and Dukes Creek. It’s the perfect spot to take a moment to drink in the many wonders of Mother Nature and our beautiful Georgia surroundings!

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Benefits of a Digital Detox

25Oct

[fusion_text]There are many documented benefits to a self-imposed “digital detox,” including being able to sleep better, think more clearly and feeling re-energized. That’s why we encourage all guests of Dahlonega Spa to unplug from technology while visiting our resort and to get outside and embrace Mother Nature.

A few immediate benefits of a vacation digital detox:

1. Embrace Peace.

When your phone isn’t buzzing in your pocket and you let go of the compulsive need to check email, you can begin to relax, slow things down and breath deeper. Get transported by a good book or take a nap in a hammock. Do nothing – and enjoy it.

2. Connect with Others

When you’re not staring at your screen, it’s easier to strike up a conversation with the stranger sitting next to you, to laugh or even learn something new. Or connect more with your travel partner – share your feelings about this new experience.

3. Think More.

Enjoy the simple pleasure of taking a walk without your phone in your pocket. Delight in the gorgeous nature that surrounds you. Reflect on past journeys or daydream about your next adventure.

For more practical advice, check out this “How to Do a Digital Detox” article on Forbes.com by author Frances Booth.[/fusion_text]

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