Mental health has become the new fitness focus, and meditation is one of the most efficient ways to find balance. With more types of meditation than ever, from moving meditations to sensory overload soundscapes, we decided it was time to highlight some of the best methods and classes out there right now. And, if you can’t make it to a studio below, apps like Headspace, gadgets like SilentMode, or personalised private meditation sessions with Inspire Yoga are sure to hit the spot too.
Soundscapes at Fivelements Habitat
The hottest new meditation class in Hong Kong is 20 minutes long and available to both drop-in clients and Fivelements Habitat’s members. Scenic moving scapes ranging from woodland to space, in a variety of vivid colours, envelope students who are treated to perfectly pitched musical vibrations that create a sense of calm. Blankets and pillows are provided, and the class flies by leaving you on a noticeable natural high.
13/F, 1 Matheson Street, Times Square, Causeway Bay
Labyrinths at Red Doors Studio
If the thought of doing nothing while meditating leaves you feeling restless, Martha Collard’s moving meditation at her Wong Chuk Hang haven is exactly what the doctor ordered. Labyrinths are mazes with a single circuitous path that weaves in and out of the centre with multiple 180-degree turns. The movement shifts your awareness between the left and right sides of your brain and results in a meditative state that reduces anxiety and promotes relaxation.
Flat A, Floor 21, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, +852 2110 0152
Alchemy Bowl Sound Bath at Enhale Meditation Studio
This cosy and minimalistic meditation studio in the heart of LKF offers a wide range of meditation types ranging from sunrise hikes to aromatherapy, and everything in between. The healing frequencies and positive vibrations emitted during a gong bath are deeply relaxing, and the healing crystal Alchemy Bowls bring it to another level.
14/F, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 9385 8389
Reiki Group Healing Meditation at Shakti Healing Circle
Hong Kong’s top healing centre founded by Pervin and Stephen Clasper has been offering complimentary group guided meditation sessions every Thursday for 12 years. The reiki healing element removes energy blockages and adds a more spiritual element to this powerful class. Registration in advance is necessary as the group size is limited and spots get snapped up quickly.
7/F Glenealy Tower, 1 Glenealy, Central, +852 2521 5099
Hypno Meditation at Balance Health
If you want to arrive in a deep meditative state fast but can’t seem to switch off, hypno meditation on Thursday evening at Balance Health is the class to have on your radar. Students are guided verbally into a calm and peaceful place by meditation expert Aldo Privileggi, where they remain for a while until being brought back to the ‘present’.
27/F, Universal Trade Center, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 3315