Travelling is one of the best ways to clear your mind—or at least that’s what Westin
is hoping to prove. Starting next month, the Starwood brand will be
offering seven meditation-themed video modules curated by London-based
who has also created in-flight mediation sessions for Virgin Atlantic.
They’ll help travelers zen out at the most stressful moments of their
trips (say, at the airport or before a business meeting) or offer
calming exercises to practice before bed. Sound a little new age? I
tried a session with Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe—a once-Buddhist
monk and former circus artist (yes, you read that right)—and was
pleasantly surprised. Rather than feeling like a scene from
hippie-ville, the 10-minute experience was as relaxing as a full yoga
class. And with an emphasis on mindfulness rather than total mental
silence, it seemed like a great way to reawaken your senses to the
different stimuli of a new place. Find the videos on Westin’s website
starting next month.
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