Wellness Practises From Around The World To Try At Home | Clozette


The world is filled with weird and wonderful things from different peoples, cultures and walks of life waiting to be discovered and experienced. Every lifestyle should have an element of wellness to it for some well-deserved self-love amidst the chaos around you, particularly for those who live and work where nothing ever seems to stop moving. So we've scoured different countries to find habits we can start for a more wellness-driven life.


Mindful eating




Mindfulness is a concept most familiar to Buddhists. Buddhism's teachings remind us to be more mindful of our surroundings and the beings that are around us, living or otherwise, as well as what we consume. But mindful eating is not only done by Buddhists but also by Jews as a way to be more aware of the food we put into our bodies, and what we gain from it. This creates a greater appreciation for food and you are unlikely to overeat or waste food, making it a healthy and sustainable practice.


Laughter yoga




Laughter is said to be the best medicine. So why not try laughter yoga? It's a concept that fuses laughing with breathing exercises that promote better oxygen circulation to the body and brain, as well as strengthen your immunity. If you don’t have time to actually do yoga, you can intentionally incorporate more laughter into your life by spending time with friends who make you laugh or going to comedy clubs.


Shinrin Yoku




This practice translates to ‘forest bathing’, a Japanese concept that advocates for a closeness with the natural world based on the belief that there are benefits from living in the forest. Make it a point to spend some time outdoors with friends and family, perhaps with a picnic basket in tow. Or perhaps just read a book in the park. This practice is said to encourage a clearer intuition and improves happiness.


Banya 




A banya is actually something we’re all familiar with; it's a sauna. Banya is a traditional Russian sauna that’s heated with firewood. This practice is great for cleansing the skin. Having friends and family with you as you experience the treatment also aids in forming closer bonds with them. Plus, it also helps in fighting illnesses and improving the immune system. If you live in a condominium with this facility, take advantage of it and plan a sauna day with your friends just to chat and detox.



Fika



Coffee breaks are popular around the world, but the Finns have made it just a little more special in their daily routines. The concept of fika encourages practitioners to take a moment to slow down and truly appreciate the good things in life. Try adding a sweet treat to your coffee in order to slow your pace and see what a difference it can make to your day.


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We're still not over Thank U, Next, but Ariana Grande's already launched another song we can bop to and this time, it's all about luxe, glamour and treating your main girls right. While it starts off sounding like a reprised version of The Sound of Music's My Favourite Things, the Dangerous Woman singer's new single 7 Rings actually references the finger bands Ari and her six girl friends got last December. Four of those ladies share writing credits for the song. 



After listening to this friendship anthem on loop, it definitely got us thinking: why not take a few notes from the songstress' book when it comes to gift ideas? While we can't write a chart-topper with our best friends as she does, one thing we can do is pull off a Grande gesture (pun obviously intended) for our BFFs with these friendship rings. 


Poh Heng Trust Diamond Ring


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A precious piece for a precious person, this beautiful Trust Diamond Ring in rose gold is just like any other long-lasting friendship: simple with a shine that's everlasting. The band is engraved with the word 'trust' that symbolises the foundation of a bond that is sealed, unbroken and forged through time, making it the perfect talisman for more years of great memories to come. 


PANDORA Sparkling Arrow Ring


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Some friendships come and go but the true ones are made stronger by honesty, support and loyalty. True friends are those who will never sugarcoat criticism and would offer a hand at the most difficult situations, making sure that everyone is always moving towards the right direction no matter how trying things can be. Our best pick for this type of bond? This Sparkling Arrow ring with the word 'loved' engraved on its band, symbolising a strong and supportive relationship between the truest of comrades.


Niessing Twist Ring


SGD330/~USD243


Friendships that have outlasted life's twists and turns are often filled with everlasting memories, lessons and inspirations. To signify the unbreakable bond that has withstood all these trials, this simple yet emblematic Twist ring makes the perfect matching gift for you and your most reliable life ally. 

Forevermark Endlea Ring


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They say diamonds are forever, and the same rings true for relationships built on trust and togetherness. Coming from the Lee Hwa Valentine's Day Collection, this gorgeous piece is adorned with an infinity symbol lined with world-renowned Forevermark diamonds that are rare, beautiful and responsibly sourced, just like most outstanding friendships. 



Passion Hearts Duet White & Rose Gold Ring


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Two bands of different materials forged into one, this ring mirrors the most unexpected yet remarkable camaraderie. Erasing the old rule that jewellery, when worn, should be uniform in colour, this band from Lee Hwa Jewellery's Valentine's Day collection is perfect for companionships that click perfectly despite seemingly being made of personalities that are extreme opposites. 


APM Monaco A19210M Ring

SGD211/USD160


Finding a person that clicks with you and your personality just right is an amazing feeling. Whether or not you believe in luck, this Year of the Pig-inspired band makes a great gift to let your friend know that you are grateful to have stumbled into their life. Plus, putting aside the whole Chinese zodiac idea behind the design (if you're not a believer), can you or your friend really say no to the ring's irresistibly cute aesthetic? 



Freestyle Triangle Ring


SGD250/~USD184


Growing apart is one of the biggest pains when it comes to friendships. But this Freestyle Triangle Ring is a great symbol of turning things around and proving that distance in the best of friendships will just make the heart grow fonder. Separating in the middle with arrows facing opposite directions are truly symbolic for distance and time apart, but the gradual meeting into a single band at the back completes its simple yet illustrative design.


(Cover photo from: @arianagrande)


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If you feel like your photos are missing that extra 'oomph', adding a hint of greenery will definitely give you the edge you're looking for. Not convinced? Our Clozetters capturing their 'one with nature' moments will surely change your mind. 


Sunshine daisy


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Hearts and dots


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