Its amenities centre on wellness, where you can achieve mental and physical equilibrium. The “Temple of Heat” is one of Spa Alquemia’s new winter innovations. The following recounts our experience that was motivated by the four elements:
Fernanda Montiel, a native of Rivera Maya, educates other spiritual guides in the cosmology of ancient Mayan ceremonies.
Geometry is the basis for this therapy; a circle and a cross with equal sides represent the cardinal points. The process intends to point you on the optimal path in life.
This new proposal seeks to connect you with your feelings in an inner search for transformation. It is represented as a “medicine wheel” with symbolism. The four cardinal directions are: • The East, symbolised by fire, denotes the beginning of life; • The South, symbolised by water, reflects the feminine presence, or the symbol of the womb; • The West, symbolised by land, represented by squash, beans, and corn; • The North, symbolised by the wind, represented by a snail, indicates the strength and masculine presence. Finally, the centre symbolises the overall balance.
The goal is to generate three foundations essential to an internal renewal reflected on the outside: intention, opportunity and change.
The temazcal, seen as a maternal womb, is a traditional Mexican steam bath. The four cardinal directions, and by opening and closing the temazcal; the release the old energy (the steam generated can escape) and the new energy can enter. It promotes physical well-being and healing. It is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to stimulate reflection and introspection. Sweating helps the body remove impurities, while rituals rejuvenate the spirit. Thus, temazcal represents the womb and participants coming out of the bath are, symbolically, re-born.
Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve nestled along San Jose del Cabo’s magnificent coastline, captures the essence of Mexico and can serve as a jumping-off platform for considering your New Year’s resolutions.