• A Guide to Better Sleep

      A Guide to Better Sleep

      Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3am, but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restorative slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene"—that can help anyone maximize the hours spent sleeping, even those whose sleep is affected...
    • The Sun, Moon & Power of Yogic Rituals

      The Sun, Moon & Power of Yogic Rituals

      The word ‘balance’ has its roots in Late Latin, the combination of bi (“twice, having two”) and lance (“scale pans”). It conjures the image of weighing scales, often associated with ideals of justice, order and harmony.
    • Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection

      Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection

      Shower Thoughts & the A-Ha! Connection   Legend has it that Greek scholar Archimedes had an idea so revolutionary he shouted “Eureka!” (from the Ancient Greek word that translates to, “I have found [it]”) while running naked through the streets. The idea was discovered in the bathtub, calculated roughly as June 14 those many years ago.  Whether the story holds good or not (1),...
    • Redefining Work-Life Balance

      Redefining Work-Life Balance

      Redefining Work-Life Balance   Mental Health Awareness month comes at a critical moment this year. It’s difficult to put words to the multitude of emotions many of us are experiencing, and tougher still is balancing the professional and personal. We consider it a privilege to be able to think about this amidst the crisis India is enduring and have put together a few resources that...
    • What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly

      What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly

      What Makes Himêya Earth-Friendly   Typically assigned a different area of focus each year, 2021’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth”. Most years, events range from neighbourhood cleanups to removals of invasive plants, but with social distancing still in place for many of us this April, events have gone digital. It’s a good year to think about what you can do at home,...
    • Better Health At Home

      Better Health At Home

      Better Health At Home   It’s been exactly a year since our lives became more intrinsically connected to home. This month, as restrictions due to COVID-19 are reestablished, we thought it apt for a refresher on better health indoors. World Health Day, being April 7, is another timely reminder! Here are three ideas you might not have tried at home – but should:   01. Use...
    • Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend

      Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend

      Meaningful Ways to Connect for a Love-ly Weekend  Galentine's, Valentine's or well, Sunday? It’s a hallmark weekend, and whichever side of Cupid’s arrow you sit, take it as a sign to get your heart rate up and fluttering. Love is a many splendored and complex thing – but we’ve got three ideas that simplify the journey to intimacy: 01. GET COOKING Featured: Vitamin D multipurpose, fast-drying...
    • All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design

      All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design

      All You Need To Know About Biophilic Design   Being cooped up indoors more often than customary has probed many of us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment. Launched mid-pandemic, our latest collection, Vitamin D, speaks of this very sentiment – the deficiency of sunlight in urban realities and interventions through design to bring vibrancy back into our homes. Biophilia is humankind’s innate...
    • Happy New Year/You!

      Happy New Year/You!

      Happy New Year/You!   Clarified intentions at the beginning of a year offers the leverage of a head start. While it seemed like time stopped for a bit in 2020, the opportunity to carry our learnings into 2021 is precious.  Preparing for – while leaning into – uncertainty can be a delicate challenge. The trick lies in keeping it clean and simple. Ever heard...
    • The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide

      The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide

      The Himêya Holiday Gift Guide   We’re looking forward to winding down 2020 on a hopeful – and grateful – note. Whether for yourself or loved ones, what could be more deserving than gifts we can actually use – that will bring joy and make a difference for years to come?  Read on for our Holiday Gift Guide curated with six essentials for the...
    • To Love, Light & Less!

      To Love, Light & Less!

      To Love, Light & Less!   As our favourite time of year approaches, we’re looking forward to a festive refresh. The scale of events might be altered this season – yet – in a year of uncertainty, the need for spiritual light to shine through is ever present.  We’ve put some thought into how we’d like to celebrate the five happy days that make...
    • A Mental Health Check-In

      A Mental Health Check-In

      A Mental Health Check-In   Cultivating our health - physical and mental - requires additional attention this year.  Says WHO: “This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to...
    • Night Owl Or Early Bird?

      Night Owl Or Early Bird?

      Night Owl Or Early Bird?   Ever wondered at what time of day you hit your stride? Or felt - that despite efforts to rise and shine - your best ideas come to you after sunset? With our circadian rhythms adjusting to working from home, it might help to give some thought to your natural patterns of productivity. Daniel H. Pink, author of When:...
    • 5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

      5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries

      5 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries This March, we’ve rounded up five documentaries that made us sit up and take notice. From mindfulness to sustainability – these thought-provoking films share insight into important issues of our time. So get into your pajamas, and turn tonight’s binge into a moment of inspiration: 01. Brene Brown: The Call to Courage  In this soul-stirring documentary, Brene Brown leverages the power...
    • New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

      New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

      New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping It’s those first sparkling days of the New Year, and our hearts are full with the endless possibilities that come with this fresh start. The turning of a New Year is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how much we have yet to achieve. If you’re like us, you’ve probably set multiple resolutions over the...
    • Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

      Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times

      Keeping it Together: A Guide for Modern Times   “Only you know when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together, and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is – working with it rather than struggling against it.”  These words of Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron have tided us over many a rollercoaster moment....
    • Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

      Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match

      Bedroom Magic: The Mindful Mix & Match Amidst brimful schedules, home is the sanctuary we can’t wait to return to. We look to our bedrooms as a space for solitude and rejuvenation, and the bed, an invitation to rest and dream. Minimalist, maximalist or something in between? We’ve decided to embrace dualities within our aesthetic preferences, underscored always with utility as priority. Enjoy our...
    • Tame Your Wandering Mind

      Tame Your Wandering Mind

      Tame Your Wandering Mind   Like a dog trying to catch his own tail, we’re all guilty of coming in the way of our own progress sometimes. Often, this is because we’re mired with stress or chasing one thought after another without pause for clarity. What we forget is that there are simple techniques available to improve our concentration, and strengthen our minds. Here are...
    • The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

      The Unexpected Joys of Bathing

      The Unexpected Joys of Bathing The bathroom is a personal space, one that has the possibility of offering more value to your life and day (other than being clean, that is). It’s a place to wash away your troubles, and soothe the senses. To help you make bathing a source of daily pleasure and self care, below are some thoughts on making the most...
    • A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

      A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss

      A Lived-in Bed: Comfortable & No Fuss Statistically, humans spend a third of their lives in bed. On average, that is nearly 26 years of one’s life. Naturally, the bedroom plays a big role in how we prioritise rest and sleep. Research and personal experience shows that when one wakes up refreshed and relaxed after a good night’s sleep, the day is already off...
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