Monday, 15 October 2018 01:36

Living in Harmony by Isabelle Jan

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Raised in Brittany, France, where daily life is completely connected to the natural elements, the rhythms of the ocean and the changing weather, I grew up listening to nature, educated to feel the wind like a sailor in order to plan life and understand what directions to take.

Since I was a child, the connection with the water element has been my main source of wellbeing.

I’ve been travelling the world for several years, which forced me to create a bag of tools to maintain my balance in order not to lose myself and my health along the way.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

Meditation

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Meditation

This article’s aim is to help you get started with your own meditation practice. My favourite definition of yoga is: Yoga is Samadhi. Samadhi is a state of bliss and union with the infinite, which is arrived at through meditation. Yoga and meditation are therefore inextricably linked.

Why Meditate?

First of all, why should we meditate? On a practical, scientific level, meditation has been shown to improve concentration, reduce feelings of stress, decrease depression and improve immunity. It brings a feeling of calm and peace into our day and helps us deal with the demands of daily life. Some very compelling reasons to start a meditation practice!

We are excited to announce that Fivelements Bali has won Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year in Bali, Indonesia at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

Earlier in 2015 and 2016 Fivelements was recognised as Bali’s Luxury Wellness Retreat of the Year, and in 2016 and 2017 Fivelements' Sakti Dining Room™ came first in the Restaurant & Bar category of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

We are delighted to announce that Fivelements, Hong Kong has won the award of “Luxury Urban Escape” in the region by World Luxury Spa Awards in 2018.

Being a holistic sports wellness destination, Fivelements, Hong Kong (in the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy) offers athlete training support, family wellness and executive programmes.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:58

Yoga Off The Mat

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by Caron Williamson, Fivelements’ Wellness Liaison & Sacred Artist

When we think of yoga, we often picture pretzel-like bodily contortions, but yoga is much more than a set of exercises on a mat. Yoga is an integrated science for living life in which we can transform our feelings, reactions, beliefs, the very way in which our mind works. Asana (the physical postures of yoga) energetically and physically transform the body, preparing us for meditation, which ultimately leads to enlightenment and joy. Asana forms a useful entry point into this wider practice since working with the body is easier than approaching the esoteric aspects of the subtle body and mind.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 14:03

Motherhood and Self-Care, a Global Paradox

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It seems my whole motherhood, 18 years thus far (including the months in the womb), I continue to be privy to similar conversations with mothers from all over the globe, feeling challenged with not enough time for the self, let alone wellbeing. Whenever I’ve inquired about what mothers do for themselves, not surprising, most of us respond immediately with smiles…and sighs. In-between breast-feeding, family meal planning, organising logistics, producing the increasingly full schedules on any given day, cheering at soccer matches and music performances (or carrying the guilt of not), not to mention the millions of other tasks required from their paying jobs, women from around the world share a common challenge - not having enough time, or shall I say, not taking enough time for self-nurturing and personal wellbeing.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 00:00

Discovering My Dharma at Fivelements

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Just as the sun must shine and the bees must make honey, it is said that all beings must accept their dharma for order and harmony to exist in the world. If an individual is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their own unique role. In Buddhism, it is said that acting in this way is the path to enlightenment.

It can be difficult to grasp from a Western perspective, but I feel that living your dharma means to act in accordance with your divine purpose – you may even call it cosmic destiny. Since dharma is also closely related to the concept of duty and service to others (and in the Bhakti tradition, unconditional love), I feel that one's dharma can never be selfish.

Fivelements Bali Retreat Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award

Fivelements Bali Retreat has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award.

Based on 1M+ reviews from 85 different publications, the award recognizes the best hotels around the world. Unlike other awards, Experts' Choice is pioneering in that it takes into account only professional reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 06:20

Living in Harmony by Anne

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Growing up in Africa, having lived in Asia most of my life, led me to believe that “Home is where the Heart is”.

To feel home and in harmony within my heart and body, I go back to the Four principles of Life, SHU, SHOKU, DO, SO, that the Japanese Master, Kazunori Sasaki Sensei taught me.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:12

2018 World Luxury Spa Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Fivelements, Hong Kong has been nominated for the 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards.

Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe and established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for luxury spas, The World Luxury Spa Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury spa industry. Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests

Public voting is now open and we would like to ask for your kind support in voting for us. Voting for the 2018 Award year will run from 3 April to 1 May 2018.

Vote now!

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