Cologne, Germany, August 29, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- First opened in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace – the flagship Taj hotel – overlooks the majestic Gateway of India, and has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. It is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality, with each of its 285 rooms and suites blending nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities.
The healing traditions at The Taj Mahal Palace run deep; Jiva Spa, a cornerstone of the hotel, is celebrating 14 years of healing, with a philosophy rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness, which includes an extensive yoga menu and a variety of ancient Indian healing treatments and programs. Guided meditations, yoga, asanas (yogic techniques sourced from classical branches of Hatha, Raja and Kriya Yogas), pranayama (breath work), Shatkriya (cleansing) and meditation techniques, including chanting, silent observation (antar mouna), and horizontal awareness (yoga nidra), are just some of the offerings.
Jiva Spa’s exclusive spa journeys are created to enable guests to explore the dormant potential within, and sow a ‘seed of resolve’ (sankalpa) in the subconscious level of the mind, in order to bring about a positive change. Creative visualizations form an integral part of these therapies, and are delivered in a blissful background with vibrations created by deeply meaningful mantras and chants. One of the more unique spa offerings is a guided meditation while floating in a Dead Sea Mineral Soak.
“The Jiva Spa at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is a true urban oasis, with traditions that draw from ancient Indian healing techniques to help guests become more mentally, physically and spiritually aware,” says Anne Biging, co-founder of Healing Hotels of the World. “It’s exactly what we look for in our Urban Collection – a place where guests can reset and reconnect in an otherwise busy environment.”
Healing Hotels guests will receive a personalized consultation with the on-site yoga guru, along with the Spa Director, to create a completely customized wellness itinerary, followed by a "Dharana" – a meditation that focuses on creating mental awareness.
“Inspired by traditional healing wisdom, we believe that a spa unfolds a holistic path that opens channels to nurture one’s life force,” says Reena Sheth, Director of Jiva Spa. “The ethos of our carefully selected treatments is drawn from the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India, the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty, and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. This partnership with Healing Hotels of the World will help us to have a global presence, and to create awareness around the rich heritage of the hotel and the spa, which has created therapies that offer profound healing at all levels.”
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is part of the Healing Hotels of the World’s Urban Collection – hotels that offer an escape from the chaos and fast-pace of city life, helping guests to find inner peace and reconnection.
About Healing Hotels of the World:
Healing Hotels of the World is a global brand with more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide committed to healing. It was founded by Anne Biging and Elisabeth Ixmeier in 2006 to promote the extraordinary potential these hotels and resorts offer to change the lives of their guests for the better. As hubs of a holistic lifestyle, Healing Hotels are comprised of passionate advocates for all facets of this lifelong and enriching endeavor.
Established in 1903, Taj is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand for the world’s most discerning travelers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The unique portfolio comprises hotels across the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal.