More Techniques

Beneficial Breathing Techniques

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Laurie Huntzinger

If you’re reading these words, you’re breathing—and probably not thinking too much of it. We do this naturally, of course, to make sure our bodies get the oxygen they need to survive. You can, however, learn to breathe in certain ways to re-energize and restore your body and mind.

Kaizen: Lessons for Everyday Life

Written by 
Cathy Garrard
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy—which may leave you wondering why we’re discussing it here in our Mind and Spirit section. The term loosely translates to “change for the better” and is a slow-and-steady method of encouraging success in workplaces.

Start a Spiritual Journal

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

Keeping a journal can be a spiritual practice that allows you to connect internally and express yourself. It can also be a healing experience during difficult times—one that can help you understand how you’re feeling in the moment. Not sure how to start? Consider these types of journals.

The Mind and Body Benefits of Aromatherapy

Written by 
Nina Malkin
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jack McKeon

While scientists are still studying the effects of the ancient practice of aromatherapy, studies show that it has true healing benefits for both physical and emotional concerns.

Unplug from Your Life

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Julie Haber, M.Div

For most of us, technology has increasingly become an important part of our lives. While it may seem hard to unplug completely, it is possible—even for just a little while. Try this technique to help you find a balance between being connected externally and internally.

Using Your Breath as an Anchor

Written by 
Cathy Garrard
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Ann Pardo, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.C.

Many times, whether we’re trying to calm ourselves down or think twice before we speak, we take a deep breath. Sometimes it happens automatically, as if our bodies are telling us, “Wait, I need a minute.” Other times, we are more conscious about using our breath to ground us.