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Discover the intense yoga of the cold…
Cold yoga practices (also called toumo) were developed mainly by Tibetans in the Himalayas in very hostile conditions. The cold is known to bring many health benefits: improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation, strengthening of immunity, better sleep at night, favorable effect on thermoregulation… The activity starts with a snowshoe walk, during which yoga postures are practiced, the breath is activated, the muscles contracted and the body rubbed to activate the internal heat. The breath is used as a tool of consciousness. So many tips for reconnecting with the environment as well as with yourself and learning how to better fight the cold.
Relax in the middle of nature with the Afghan walk
Synchronizing your breathing with the rhythm of your steps for a regenerating walk is a relaxing and quasi-meditative experience. The Afghan walk comes to us from Afghanistan where it was practiced by nomads on the highlands. Considered as an “active meditation”, the Afghan walk allows you to combine relaxation, relaxation and better management of your effort in the mountains. By synchronizing your breathing with the rhythm of your steps, you will “rediscover” your internal sensations, stimulate your senses, breathe better while walking and develop a different perception of your external environment. Thus, you will walk faster and further without getting tired!
Price: from 24€
Regain confidence on your skis by testing mindfulness skiing
Hatha-yoga with the Eva Ruchpaul Institute
Stretching, breathing, relaxation, yoga brings a better knowledge of oneself. Hatha Yoga from the Eva Ruchpaul technique is a gentle method that stretches muscles and joints by listening to one’s skills. Breathing is conscious and omnipresent throughout the session. The postures and the associated breathing allow the mind to rest, the body to relax and to achieve an exceptional inner calm at the end of the lesson.
Price: from 24€
Practice a fitness walk with Nordic walking
Nordic walking is a technique that promotes cardiovascular activity and lightens the body during exercise. In a friendly atmosphere, it is a sporty walk but accessible to all which is practiced with sticks, to propel the body. It is an excellent alternative for people who are not or no longer used to practicing a sport. Very complete, Nordic walking also allows you to escape and free your mind by enjoying a unique setting…
Price: from 23€
THE EVENT: Wellness Meetings – From April 8 to 11, 2021
After the success of this summer, the Wellness Meetings return at the end of winter to make you live, in the heart of the village of Samoëns, four days dedicated to relaxation and well-being!
Organized by the “Terres de bien-être” association, the event brings together many professionals from the Giffre valley who come to offer multiple relaxation workshops: from yoga to Afghan walking, including meditation, reflexology, massages or even free dancing… Les Rencontres Bienêtre are many activities that promise to make you spend a unique weekend, filled with sweetness!
Price: From €5 to €50 and many free appointments