January 7

Be Mindful

Destress at these South Lake Union spots.

As we tiptoe into the new year, it’s important to take time and space for your health and wellbeing. All month long, discoverslu.com will be sharing different ways we can make health our priority this year, from tasty meals to butt-kicking workouts and more.

In this article, we’re sharing ways to help put your mind at ease. Whether you’re on the path to reinventing yourself in 2022 or are simply looking for ways to recharge and refresh, we’ve got you covered.

Learn to meditate

Be Luminous Yoga offers guided meditation as part of its special free 21-day reset. This includes in person or online yoga, a special off-the-mat class with owner and cofounder Michel Spruance, options to sign up a buddy, and plenty of community building opportunities. The reset starts on January 18, and you’ll need a monthly yoga pass to participate. Click here for details.

Listen to music

Studies show that listening to music (classical in particular) can help lower blood pressure, boost your brain power, decrease anxiety, and help you sleep better. The folks behind Emerald City Music are fine tuning their spring calendar, but in the meantime, you should check out the super soothing Emerald TV, the new on-demand music channel from Emerald City Music. For $12.99 a month, you can watch performances and have access to Wine Down Mondays, discounted mainstage performances, and more. Read more here.

Orchestral musicians performing live.
Orchestral musicians performing live.

Get a massage

We usually think of massage therapy as a perfect way to get out your aches and pains, but getting a massage can be useful treatments for insomnia, depression, anxiety, and stress. Seattle Massage Oasis, located on the southwestern shore of Lake Union, is 60 to 90 minutes massages, pregnancy and postnatal massage, couples massage, and more. You can also purchase monthly massage subscriptions if you are looking for more consistent care. Heads up — Seattle Massage Oasis therapists are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and are only accepting patient books from patients who are also fully vaccinated. Check them out here.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy Be Luminous Yoga & Carlin Ma.


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