Holistic health sees the body, mind and spirit as a whole. Bringing these elements into balance is how we can cultivate optimum holistic health. In the Scarlet Spa, we find inspiration in the Ayurvedic tradition of holistic health. There are many ways in which we can create harmony and boost wellness. Below are some of our favourites for you to try this summer season:
As the seasons change, so do the fauna and flora around us. We will be able to enjoy the beautiful shades of yellow, red or orange that greet us as we enjoy the wonders and benefits of the outdoors. Here are some of our gardeners, Luke and Rosie, favourite autumnal plants in our Scarlet gardens:
In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.
When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.
Cornwall may be known for its tranquil sandy coves, Ann’s famous pasties and the striking hero, Ross Poldark. However, there is no forgetting that Cornwall is a county steeped in art history, with artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson and Laura Knight all taking inspiration from Cornwall’s rugged landscape. This May, CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), based in Helston, is set to add to Cornwall’s creative oeuvre as they launch Groundwork, a season of international contemporary art across South West Cornwall.
As soon as the clocks go back and the leaves on the trees start to fall, our thoughts turn to winter and the creature comforts of indoors. There’s such a joy in escaping home, kicking off your boots and warming up by the fire, watching the storms outside.
The long balmy days of summer are almost here. When you get a spare afternoon it’s tempting to simply lounge around and soak up the sun – especially when in the beautiful surroundings of the Scarlet. But we’re hoping to inspire you with our summertime activity ideas to get you outdoors and get active around the Cornish coast.