COMO Shambhala

Fitness

Say Om…To These Yoga Retreats

Child’s pose. Check. Warrior pose. Check. Mountain pose. Check. A more rejuvenated sense of self. Check. What are your plans this summer? Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the yogic practice or you’re ready to jumpstart this discipline into your lifestyle, embrace the opportunity to focus on your wellbeing this season. It’s difficult []

Nutrition

Wellness Week Menu of Recipes Day 6: COMO Shambhala

Inspired by the living foods tradition, COMO Shambhala Estate‘s cuisine keeps it simple and healthy, attempting to minimize cooking methods in order to help maintain all that nutritional goodness of the original ingredients. This allows guests to benefit from the ‘life force’ of specific foods, which in their raw state are rich with enzymes, essential []

Fitness

Top 10 Voted Best for Yoga

Yoga is a great way to get a workout while increasing flexibility, and it’s also an opportunity to stretch the mind as you focus your attention on yourself and your body. Because yoga focuses on the all-encompassing concept of wellness through touching on mind, body, and soul, the practice is a great fit with getaway []

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Nutrition

Start the New Year Fresh with Detox Smoothies

After months of back-to-back holidays all centered around high-calorie drinks, rich home-cooked food, and decadent sweets, it’s no wonder why so many people opt to start the New Year healthy. Specialty juices and smoothies fit the bill perfectly – not just because they taste great, but because they’re full of detoxifying and/or antioxidant properties and []

Nutrition

Spa Recipes: Cleansing Cocktails

“Stress Reliever” and “Bloat Away” aren’t results-oriented spa treatments. At COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri in Bali, they’re health-boosting beverages from the spa’s specialty juice menu. The menu features 20 targeted (and whimsically named) juices that blend local fresh fruit and vegetables with herbs, such as fennel and parsley (great for digestion), to delicious effect.

Living Well

Dr. Carmona – From Surgeon General to the Spa World

Continuing on with our theme regarding health care… You might want to check out this morning’s article in the New York Times entitled, “Surgeon General Sees 4-Year Term as Compromised”. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona spoke to a Congressional panel, stating that during his four year term he had felt pressure to suppress public health []