The Southwest is a hot spot for wellness and lifestyle medicine. It's home to Dr. Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and various naturopathic medical schools, wellness destinations like Miraval and Canyon Ranch, and millions of health-conscious people. It's also the location of mbgrevitalize, a three-day event where we talk to leading experts about healthy eating, mindful movement, spirituality, and sustainability.
As we do some morning yoga on the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, lawn—with internationally renowned yoga teacher Caley Alyssa—we can't help but think the soft sunrise over the cactus-covered mountains is the perfect backdrop for all things health, wellness, and self-care. We did some digging and found a few ways to bring the healing powers of the desert to your wellness regime: