10 Wellness Trends We Think Will Be Huge in 2017
ast year, we saw plenty of wellness trends splash across our social media feeds and ingrain themselves in our lives (think athleisure on the bike AND in the office, green juices galore and an avocado with every meal). But what clean eats and exciting activities will take the lead in 2017? The SOUL pack predicted the 10 trends we expect to blow up this year…
The increasing accessibility to many forms of guided meditation proves that finding some internal peace and quiet can (and will!) be part of the daily ritual for health-minded people, such as SOUL riders. Apps like Headspace, which has over 6 million downloads, offer shorter meditations designed to center you in the midst of a busy day, while studios such as MNDFL in New York City (it opens its second location this week, and is third will open in Brooklyn later this month) and events like The Big Quiet turn balance into a social scene with even better benefits.
The power of crystals to heal, center and balance is not , shall we say, scientifically proven, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of believers from using them. (And we are fans of anything that makes people feel good.) Things are about to go up a notch: into your skincare regimen. From brands like Gemstone Organic and their rose quartz crèmes (for unconditional love) to Tracie Martyn’s malachite face masks (for deep healing) we’ll find flawless skin and — maybe even inner peace?! — through spiritual-mind beauty products this year.
Studies show that exercising with friends results in less stressful, more enjoyable physical activity — and what better way to kick off your weekend than getting physical then celebrating by clinking drinks with the pack? “I think SoulCycle instructors Mantas Zvinas, Kingsley Delacato, Lauren McHale and the folks at Surf Yoga Beer have the head start on this one,” says Bay Area instructor Andrew Stinger. “More and more, we're realizing community and sharing our wellness commitments with others helps us stay accountable to our goals, and I think more folks will spend weekends working out with their friends, and then grabbing a beer or margarita afterwards."