Mindfulness: what is it and how does it work
Holidays are the best moment of the year to take care of one’s health, gain confidence and discover all benefits of mindfulness in a relaxing environment just like that of the Doglio Club in Palazzo Doglio.
Mindfulness is a practice which helps regain an emotional balance, improve the relationship between body and mind and cultivate the awareness of one’s self and reality.
The word ‘mindfulness’ comes from sati in pāli, the Indian language used by Buddha to transmit his knowledge to his followers. It means awareness, careful attention or complete mental consciousness. Awareness can be gained with vipassanā meditation, a Buddhist technique.
Mindfulness is based on three main concepts: hit et nuc, a Latin term which means “here and now”, observe without judgement, and emotive transparency meaning the ability to analyse ones own actions without prejudice.
The objective is to reach the complete consciousness of one’s self, get to know the world around us and learn how to live the present so to avoid pain and reduce stress.
According to the definition given by America doctor Kabat-Zinn, pioneer of the discipline in western civilisation and author of the MBSR protocol (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and many books, mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular manner: intentionally, in the present moment and non-judgmental.
The seven pillars of mindfulness are described in Full Catastrophe Living, a book by Kabat-Zinn also available in Italy under the title Vivere momento per momento published by Tea. These pillars are useful principles for understanding the discipline and are important in every-day life because they stimulate an open mind and help accept things for what they are.
These are the seven pillars:
- No judgement: learn to observe.
- Patience: accept the fact everything has its own natural time to mature.
- Beginners mind: observe the world like a child therefore without judgement and with curiosity and interest
- Trust: in your feelings and intuition, in your body. This is also connected to patience.
- Do not search for results: this point is also related to patience. Meaning the acceptance of things for what they are, concentrating on the present and living moment by moment.
- Acceptance: is the consequence of not searching for results. It does not mean giving up, it’s not a passive behaviour. It’s the recognition of reality for what it is even when not to your liking. Accepting the first step toward change.
- Letting go: a person’s mind tends to hold back on emotions and experiences and rejects others. Letting go of thoughts, feelings and opinions to which we are attached allows us to accept what we are living in the present moment, relax our mind and regain a sense of lightness which we might have thought was long gone.
The Doglio Club at Palazzo Doglio had made use of the mindfulness approach to create a wellness area focused on the balance between body and mind, wellness and fitness.
Mindfulness: Spa, wellness and fitness at the new Doglio Club
The Doglio Club is focused on a complete wellness program and is located in Vico Logudoro 1, among the historical districts of Cagliari. A unique area where one can completely disconnect from the world, find their inner self and harmony thanks to the mindfulness program.
The architectonic layout of the environmentally friendly wellness area with a Spa and Fitness Room division is made out of natural materials and is organised so to guarantee privacy and silence.
The personalised treatments guarantee a unique experience that helps regain psycho-physical wellbeing, the Doglio Club also provides a Skin Care line by Natura Bissé, a leading company in research, development and innovation for skincare branded exclusively for Sardinia.
The innovative Fitness Room is equipped with revolutionary machines by Technogym including the new Skillrun and indoor rowing machine. The team of personal trainers follow the mindfulness philosophy and will accompany you on remise en forme programs to improve body-shape and health, also innovative courses to strengthen your balance, endurance and stability.
Our health is also affected by alimentation, therefore the Osteria del Forte will offer a mindful menu for the guests at the Doglio Club, a complete and profound experience.
The Doglio Club has a heated pool with jacuzzi baths, sauna, Turkish bath, three treatment cabins of which one is for couples, a fitness room and chill-out area.
By using the revolutionary Natura Bissè collection, the Doglio Club offers completely natural treatments with a holistic approach, giving exceptional results on a psychological and physical level.
The wellness and fitness services in the mindfulness area:
THE BEAUTY ATELIER (FACE)
The Citrus Essence: antioxidant and revitalizing, ideal after sun.
The 3D Collagen Shock: anti-ageing treatment that uses collagen to nourish and firm the skin. The results are immediate.
The Cure Therapy: deep facial cleansing with a detoxifying massage and a micro-stimulating mask.
Diamond Experience Life Infusion Ritual: luxurious anti-ageing treatment that reduces wrinkles and immediately increases skin elasticity.
Diamond Cocoon Experience: a ritual created to counteract the effects of pollution and stress. Results: the brightest and most protected skin.
Inhibit Face & Neck Lift: innovative facelift treatment for face, neck and cleavage. Fills, lifts and firms up. Complement and alternative to medium procedures.
Diamond Whitening System: depigmentation treatment to correct dark spots and uniform the complexion.
BODY PERFECTORS (BODY)
Citrus Drench: Vitamin C emulsion treatment to protect the skin from dehydration and premature ageing.
O2 Body Perfection: Rich treatment of micronutrients that gives new vigour to the skin, reduces cellulite and helps to eliminate toxins.
Diamond Experience Rose Massage: a gentle exfoliation with a scrub of Damask roses and diamond powder combined with a massage wrap.
Eclectic: highly personalised massage, combining various techniques to best meet the needs of the guest.
Sports-Decontracting: ideal massage for sports preparation and muscle-osteo-joint problems.
Relaxing: massage of extraordinary power to infuse well-being and relaxation.
MEDITERRANEAN POWER- DOGLIO SIGNATURE TREATMENT
Purifying clay pack
During the time of Pliny, the so-called “Sardinian earth” was Clay used for various purposes related mainly to healing properties: anti-inflammatory and regenerating. This treatment uses the detoxifying power of clay combined with the balsamic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties present in vitamin C in Myrtle oil. The soothing compress and scalp massage stimulate the skin making it pure and hydrated also by using cypress, juniper and rosemary extracts.
exclusive heated pool with jacuzzi directed at various parts of the body, from the soul of the feet to the abdomen and back. The sensorial movement and water pressure energetically stimulate the body with a relaxing and uplifting effect.
relax area with tea and fresh fruit
The Personal Trainer team at the Doglio Club is available to study a personalised fitness program for each customer.
Personal Trainer – personalised class for a maximum of 3 people
Personal Trainer pass – one to one 10 lessons
Courses – group activities
Course pass – 8 lessons in 1 month
The Doglio Club mindful eating menu has been elaborated by Chef Alessandro Cocco. It’s focused on transforming the relationship with a diet into a sensorial experience, allowing the guests to perceive new bodily sensations and discover new ailments.
The use of local seasonal ingredients will always guarantee an updated menu in harmony with nature.
Opening days and hours are:
Wellness & Beauty: every day from 9,00 am until 8,00 pm
Wellness program : Monday-Saturday from 10,00 am until 8,00 pm with last entrance at 5,00 pm / Sunday from 10,00 am until 6,00 pm with last entrance at 3,30 pm
Fitness Room: Monday-Friday from 7,00 am until 8,00 pm / weekend from 9,00 am until 8,00 pm
Taking into full consideration the protocol post-COVID-19 all services must be booked in advance by calling +39 070-64-64-156 or sending an email to this address email@example.com
Photo by Dario Sequi