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With our lives being severely disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a lot of changes have occurred in the world — some of them being discerningly positive. Most of us now think about our health, our emotions, our families, our relationships, and our overall wellness.

At Niraamaya, wellness has always been our #1 priority, irrespective of the pandemic. On visiting our award-winning Niraamaya wellness centers in various retreats across the country, one can choose from our range of curative treatments — from Yoga to Mindful Meditation and more. Each of them has been carefully designed by our health and wellness experts to restore balance in your body, mind, and soul with the Niraamaya Experience, keeping in mind these changing times.

From Self-care to Community Care

For most of us, this new year is about regaining what we have lost and finding new ways to take care of ourselves and our communities. Having said that, amid this need for catharsis and renewal, a few remarkable wellness trends are emerging.

So far, the biggest wellness trend that has emerged this year is the shift from self-care to community care. The pandemic has shown us the bitter truth that had always existed in society, but somehow had been overlooked, unheard, and forgotten. Yes, we are talking about the many marginalized communities that exist among us, who have been severely impacted during the pandemic.

Now we have started to recognize that we have a responsibility towards them to do something within our power. Our focus is turning from ‘for me’ to ‘for all’, as we prioritize giving back, donating time and skills, and using power to address systemic issues that are present in our lives, workplaces, and communities.

At Niraamaya, we like to focus on both — community care as well as self-care. When one focuses on their wellness, while practicing asocial responsibility towards the community, they are the most successful in their wellness journey.

Why Community Care and Not Self-care?
 

When asked the question: “Do you take care of yourself?”, most of us will answer “yes”. But what does self-care even mean! Well. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. It can be anything simple like taking a mental health day off of work, getting a massage at a spa, or even exercising during a lunch break. How we choose to care for ourselves has an impact on our overall health, which makes self-care practices important.
The concept of community care is not to eliminate self-care. Rather, it focuses on practicing community care, in addition to self-care. It implies that even when we are trying to do something for ourselves, we should keep in mind our community and show compassion towards each other. Furthermore, it also concentrates on helping the socially marginalized identities who face various forms of discrimination and inequalities daily.

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Other Emerging Wellness Trends of 2021

The gradual shift from self-care to community care is not the only trend that has emerged in the wellness sector. There have been a few others as well, let us look at some of them:

1. Focus on mental health 
 

Mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves! Now, most people are trying to strike a balance between their physical and mental health. This has led to the rise of newer technologies and wearable devices that now give sharable alerts on an individual’s mental wellbeing. Take a break from the grind and unwind at our Niraamaya Retreats where our Stress Management and Rejuvenation Program will help you revive your mind, body, and soul in the lap of nature. This will have a positive impact on your mental health.

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2. Mindful eating habits
 

The trend of ‘eat fresh, eat local’ has been gaining momentum among people. Apart from there has also been an increase in the embracing of food in all its forms through the trend of upcycling, where vegetables and wasted food scraps are being turned into meals and snacks. This is a step toward a healthier, more sustainable, and more conscious future. To practice mindful eating habits efficiently, get nutritional advice from the experts of our Niraamaya Wellness Center today!

3. Rise of sleep calculators
 

A significant number of people do not get enough sleep regularly, which puts them at various health risks. Several apps have emerged to track and improve your sleep, get rid of your insomnia, and provide important insights into your sleep patterns. Try Niraamaya’s Mindfulness Program to attain a calm, peaceful state of mind and improve your sleep cycle — the Niraamaya way.

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Head to one of our premium retreats today to experience Niraamaya’s holistic wellness experience. Visit www.niraamaya.com to learn more about the Niraamaya way of life.
Sources:
  • https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/7-wellness-trends-that-you-should-carry-forward-in/701331#:~:text=From%20self%2Dcare%20to%20community,our%20power%20to%20address%20them.
  • https://shegeeksout.com/beyond-self-care-understanding-community-care-and-why-its-important/
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonisweet/2021/12/28/10-wellness-trends-you-have-to-try-in-2021/?sh=2c86fc40ed8a