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Giardino Seerose
December 28, 2023
Tips and Tricks

Three Resolutions for the New Year

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

New Year, New Opportunities: We all know it, setting good resolutions for the new year is quickly done and just as quickly forgotten. But this year will be different, promised! We’ve put together three resolutions for you, sprinkled with practical tips to help you rediscover your inner balance. Get inspired, because with a twinkle in your eye and our advice, 2024 will be your year of success – and this time, it’s not just a New Year’s wish!

Resolution 1 – Boosting the Immune System

Resolution 2 – Trying the Trend of Ice Bathing

Resolution 3 – Taking a Timeout in the Mountains with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda

2024 written in the snow, winter landscape greeting card

New Year, New Opportunities – Three Resolutions for the New Year.

Resolution 1 – Boosting the Immune System

In the cold months, our body needs extra energy to stay warm. A weakened immune system provides an ideal breeding ground for cold viruses. Strengthen your immune system with these simple and straightforward tips:

  • Balanced Nutrition: Opt for whole, alkaline foods rich in vital nutrients that can be consumed in their natural or minimally processed form.
  • Adequate Water Intake: Drink 2-3 liters of warm, boiled water daily to cleanse the body channels and activate intestinal peristalsis.
  • Hot Herbal Teas with Honey or Ginger Tea: Honey possesses antibacterial properties that aid in coughs, sore throats, and colds, while the warm beverage soothes the throat and moisturizes nasal passages. Ginger is a miracle remedy rich in Vitamin C, minerals, and essential oils.
  • Healing Herbs: Thyme is warming, cleansing, and effective in addressing colds affecting the nasal, throat, and lung areas. Rosemary is known for its warming and circulation-promoting properties, supporting the circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Avoid Stress: Stress and anxiety weaken the immune system. Instead, seek peace and relaxation.
  • Adequate Sleep: Ensure sufficient rest and sleep to support your immune system.
  • Exercise and Nature: Regular physical activity and time spent in the forest or garden promote the production of Vitamin D through sunlight, essential for the immune system.
  • Sauna Sessions: Regular sauna visits are an excellent method to strengthen the body’s defenses.
  • Cupping Therapy: A traditional method to activate the immune system and stimulate self-healing powers.
Two hands embracing the belly with a heart

Simple and straightforward – Boost Your Immune System.

Resolution 2 – Trying the Trend of Ice Bathing

Ice bathing might initially sound like an endeavor for daredevils, but it’s actually brimming with surprising benefits for both the body and mind. This icy tradition is far from new; even Wolfgang Goethe once ventured into frosty waters. In countries such as Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, it has become widespread, thanks in part to extreme athletes like Wim Hof, the famous “Ice-Man”.

Ice bathing involves immersing oneself up to the chest in water that is colder than 12 degrees Celsius. This intense cold stimulus boosts the body’s heat production, improves blood circulation, and stabilizes the circulatory system. Moving in the water enhances the effect by breaking the protective layer of warmth around the body. In short, ice bathing is not just for adventurers; it’s a genuine health boost!

Benefits of Ice Bathing:

  • Boost in Energy and Concentration: The cold triggers the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline, leading to a sense of renewal and sustained increased concentration and energy.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Ice bathing promotes the release of corticoids, which can alleviate acute and chronic inflammation.
  • Building Mental Strength: Regular ice bathing trains mental fortitude and self-confidence, requiring overcoming challenges and intensifying mindfulness.
  • Energy Booster: Cold exposure results in extended dopamine release, enhancing mood and attention.
  • Metabolism Boost: Ice bathing temporarily increases metabolism and promotes the conversion of white fat to brown fat, further enhancing cold adaptation and metabolism.
  • Strengthening the Immune System: Regular ice bathing may strengthen the immune system and reduce susceptibility to illnesses.

Before ice bathing, undergo a health check. Do not bathe alone. Limit bathing time to 5 minutes and pay attention to your body. To warm up after the bath, wear a hat and, if necessary, gloves. These tips make ice bathing safer and more enjoyable.

Vilnius, Lithuania - February 03 2023: Handsome boy or man ice bathing in the cold water of a lake. Wim Hof Method, cold therapy, breathing techniques, yoga and meditation

Ice Bathing – This intense cold stimulus stimulates the body’s heat production.

Resolution 3 – Taking a Timeout in the Mountains with Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda retreats are like a rejuvenating boost for the soul – perfect for starting the new year relaxed and energized. At Hotel Giardino Mountain, movement, healthy nutrition, and meditation come together to create a soothing experience. Picture yourself stretching into a yoga pose, stress melting away, flexibility playfully improving, and your immune system getting a boost. Whether you’re seeking deep relaxation, health benefits, or spiritual growth, you’ll find it all here. With personalized attention and programs tailored to your needs, our retreats make the beginning of the new year a true highlight.

Get to Know Ayurveda:
The “Get to Know Ayurveda” program is a 3-day introductory retreat designed to familiarize participants with Ayurveda and facilitate a fresh start. It includes a personal constitution assessment, Ayurvedic treatments, daily full board with Ayurvedic cuisine, yoga, and meditation. The program is tailored for both beginners without prior knowledge and advanced participants looking for a refresher.

Rejuvenation through Ayurveda:
The “Rejuvenation through Ayurveda” is a 6-day retreat for revitalizing and strengthening health. It aims to restore the body’s balance and includes Ayurvedic treatments, nutritional guidance, yoga, and meditation. The program also offers Ayurvedic Tri-Dosha full board and is designed for individuals looking to reduce stress and experience deep regeneration on all levels.

Yoga with Special Guest Ben Rakidzija:
We offer a yoga and meditation program in collaboration with the traveling yoga teacher and writer Ben Rakidzija. Not knowing and emptying the mind instead of filling it with new thoughts. One method to cultivate not knowing is yoga, another method is Zen meditation. With Ben Rakidzija, you will learn a new and exciting method to clear your mind. These are daily sessions suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners, aiming to strengthen and calm the body and mind through Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, QiGong, and Zen meditation.

More information about the retreats can be found here.


Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats – Like a fresh boost for the soul, perfect for starting the new year relaxed and energized.


The turn of the year provides a great opportunity to bid farewell to old patterns and establish fresh, health-promoting routines that will accompany you throughout the year and contribute sustainably to your well-being. Are you curious about Ayurveda and Yoga, have questions, or would like to undergo a treatment? Our Ayurveda specialists are here to assist you with advice and support!

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