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Which Winter Wellness Type Are You?
In partnership with our friends at Clearlight Saunas
You know a wellness person when you see one. Or do you? Out of a million ways to get invested in well-being (and sometimes show it), these are the three wellness-minded types we aspire to be this winter.
The Sweat Seeker
You feel most yourself when you’re breaking a sweat. The glow you get after the toughest workouts? Unmatched. A hiking trip to somewhere hotter than here? Already booked. And you’ve graduated from your weekly booking at the sauna studio down the street and shelled out for an infrared sauna of your own. It might not be your biggest flex, but it is your favorite.
The height of luxury is a personal sauna pumping out far and full-spectrum infrared heat. This one measures four by four feet and plugs into a standard outlet, so it’s well-suited for small spaces (whether that’s a master bathroom or the living room of your teensy downtown flat).
Clearlight Saunas Sanctuary 1
Clearlight Saunas, price upon request
A few hundred HIIT workouts in, you know you can put your trust in a breathable, firm rib-knit with the right amount of stretch.
Therabody Wave Roller
Don’t forget to roll out while your muscles are still warm. This roller vibrates to encourage local circulation as you go.
goop Beauty G.TOX DETOXIFYING SUPERPOWDER
goop, $60/$55 with subscription
A daily shot of nutrients and botanical extracts to support the liver’s own detoxification processes. (Hello, milk thistle, resveratrol, and vitamin C.) Just add two ounces of water and stir.*
You’re the friend everyone can count on for a referral to the best Reiki master on this side of the Pacific. Your wildest nights out happen deep in Topanga. Nights in: crafting a love spell by the light of a candle. Your search history includes something about truffle retreats in Amsterdam.
Incausa Large Standard Singing Bowl Set
Your New Year’s resolution is to learn to play the bowls. Here’s a set to get you started—including a Thadobati singing bowl made from hand-hammered brass, a bowl cushion, a mallet, and a bundle of incense.
Wylde One Yoga in a Cup
If a state of zen was something you could sip on, this adaptogenic elixir would be it. It’s formulated with adaptogens reishi and ashwagandha—plus cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint, and licorice—to promote general relaxation.*
Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass Cards
When your intuition needs some pointing in the right direction, this deck of oracle cards might give you some ideas. All it takes is a little trust: Pull one or a few of these pretty cards and see what symbols and themes—vulnerability, practice, letting go—you connect with.
Les Tien Inside-Out Mock-Neck Raglan
Les Tien Inside-Out Snap-Front Pants
At-home rituals call for something snuggly, like a sweatshirt and sweatpants made from lightweight French terry.
Things Are Looking Up Optimism on Deck
Whether you’re a natural optimist isn’t important. You think of optimism as a skill. These fifty-two practices help you cultivate the expectation that things will ultimately, despite everything, turn out okay.
WTHN Ear Seed Kit
Make a date with an acupuncturist at WTHN’s New York studios, and ear seeds are a worthwhile add-on to your treatment: They extend the benefits of acupressure over the next few days. Grab a kit to DIY at home—it comes with twenty gold-plated, self-adhesive ear seeds and a guide to ten popular acupressure points.
A cushion foundation makes your daily sitting practice—Vedic meditation, mindful listening, what have you—more comfortable. Fidget less, transcend the physical vessel of your body more.
HÉROS The Unitard
Sunrise beach yoga calls. This unitard answers.
3rd Ritual BEL Ritual Candle
Set pretty brass pins into this candle, and as the wax melts, the pins fall, releasing a soft bell sound that can mark the end of a meditation session or simply the passing of time. The candles smell of palo santo, French lavender, and sage.
You, of all people, know the new moon is the best time to set intentions: It marks the beginning of new cycles, celestially and personally. This robin’s-egg-blue notebook is a new home for your hopes, plans, and moments of clarity.
The Snooze Scientist
No one gets between you and your wind-down routine. You know what works for you, and you have it down pat: Turn the lights down low, spend a languid hour in the tub with a cup of chamomile, and set the scene with intention and a pile of cozy blankets. And when all else fails? You lean on the clean-formula sleep aids in your bedside drawer.
Equitea Comfort Herbal Chai Blend
This rooibos chai (steeped in hot water or milk) is a prime companion for the novel you just can’t put down.
goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak
You know the power of a good soak. That’s why you end the day with Epsom salts, chia-seed oil, passionflower, valerian root, myrrh, Australian sandalwood, and wild-crafted frankincense.
This lamp cycles through different kinds of light depending on the time of day. In the evening, it shifts out of its wakeful daytime mode to help you settle down for sleep.
vitruvi Move Diffuser Terracotta
Bedtime rituals may take you from room to room, but there’s no reason your essential oils can’t go with you. Weapon of choice? This diffuser, which detaches from its base and runs for four hours on a charge.
vitruvi Unwind Kit
Lavender is the (solid) foundation of any bedtime-focused essential oil collection. But this set includes four new favorites—each carefully formulated to set the mood for rest and relaxation.