With the interest of wellness retreats and mindful living on the rise, Chakras are on a lot of people's radar, but they're not actually sure what they are or how to unblock them. Here are some perfect places to unblock these energy centers. No matter what Chakra is blocked, travelers can take advantage of sunrise yoga, nature filled resorts and sexy getaways that allow them to slow down the pace, connect with nature, and just…be.
Root Chakra - Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Located at the base of the spine, the Root Chakra is the grounding chakra relating to basic needs and in connecting to earth and nature. Tabacon, a resort rooted near the base of the Arenal Volcano, is perfectly fitting in tuning up your root chakra. Enveloped in a maze of lush green and dotted with colorful, exotic flora, the resort is a tropical paradise that spreads across 900 acres of lush rainforest. The resort is touted for its natural thermal springs, cascading waterfalls, and outdoor spa bungalows tucked amid the trees where treatments are set to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife. The first thing on the tuning menu, head straight to the thermal mineral springs, which reach temps of 105° and are rich in silica, calcium and lithium, all known to promote overall health and wellbeing. To help guests further align (both their chakras and spine), private yoga classes are held in a rainforest bungalow where they can connect to Mother Nature while practicing their downward dog.
Sacral Chakra - Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa
Open up your sacral chakra, your source of passion and sensual energy, atRenaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, a former estate turned hotel located in Italy’s most romantic region, Tuscany. The resort overlooks the ever-changing colors of the mountainous Serchio Valley and is the ideal place for travelers looking to enhance their intimacy and pleasure centre and is located in the pelvic area. Guests can embark on intimate wine tours, cozy up with their loved ones while strolling hand in hand through medieval towns or roll up their sleeves and learn how to cook an authentic Italian meal alongside the resort’s chef. After all, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. It's all about reaching your maximum state of pleasure and joy at Renaissance Tuscany. Your sacral chakra will thank you.
Solar Chakra - Stanton South Beach
Bring light to your solar chakra, and embrace your personal powers at Stanton South Beach. Located in a more tranquil and serene side of Miami Beach, travelers looking to balance their mental state of mind, can start their day off with sunrise yoga on the beach, just steps away from the resort. Represented by the color yellow, your third chakra will feel at ease as you soak in the sun and create the momentum you need to realize your personal desires. Once you truly immerse yourself in this ambiance, you will feel assertive and will have a harmonious relationship with your surroundings, all while working on your mind, body, soul.
Heart Chakra - Barnsley Resort
Unlock your fourth chakra at Barnsley Resort, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 3,000-acre storybook site has love rooted in its history, since it was built by Godfrey Barnsley for the love of his life, Julia, making it the ultimate retreat to get in touch with your heart chakra - the center of compassion, unconditional love, and wellbeing. Those in need of balancing their energy center will find peace at this southern retreat as they immerse themselves in the greenery of the picturesque Barnsley Gardens and take part in the variety of outdoor activities. This chakra is associated with the color green, and with no shortage of that here, Barnsley Resort makes it possible to be at one with Mother Nature.
Crown Chakra - The Westin Playa Bonita
Awaken your highest energy center, the crown chakra, and pursue enlightenment at The Westin Playa Bonita, an ultra-luxe resort in Panama. Balance your crown chakra, the gateway to discovering one's true self, and embrace the spiritual connection to your natural surroundings by staying in a spacious suite with a private balcony and views of the Gamboa rainforest, or engage in self-introspection while visiting the ancient city of Casco Viejo. Seek serenity with a restorative treatment at the Clarins spa, and revel in the tropical beauty while exploring the mile-long stretch of beach or visiting the Sloth sanctuary near by. The resort creates the ideal setting for attaining a true sense of peace. As you immerse yourself in the energy of the crown chakra, you will feel the utmost clarity and enlightened wisdom. This is a place where you can truly disconnect and find the truth of your identity.