Every fall, we get smothered with commercials and advertisements that shove us, full-steam-ahead into the holiday season. We get bombarded from every-which-way with the pressure to over-indulge and shop, shop, shop, eat, eat, eat and go, go, go. Our minds, bodies and wallets can take a serious beating during the holidays. In order to relieve this stress, we’re giving you a chance to win the ultimate hi-tech relaxation experience, developed by world-renowned wellness guru, Deepak Chopra, with Spa Week’s Relax and Play Giveaway. All you have to do is enter on our Facebook giveaway page and tell us your number one tip for relieving stress during the holidays and you could win the BRAND NEW (to be released on 11/11/11) Deepak Chopra’s Leela video game and Xbox 360 + Kinect Console (valued at over $499) courtesy of THQ and a $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Card!

How to Enter:

Go to the giveaway tab on Spa Week’s Facebook Page and tell us:

What is your number one tip for relieving stress during the holidays?

Prize:

Deepak Chopra’s Leela video game and Xbox 360 + Kinect console and a $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Card

Extra Entry!

Tweet this: Enter @SPAWEEK’s Relax and Play Giveaway! Win @DeepakChopra’s Leela Video Game & @Xbox 360 + #Kinect courtesy of @THQhttp://ow.ly/7mLyw

Now you may be asking yourself, “What does a video game have to do with de-stressing?” Yes, we know – usually video games are associated with loud and violent, shoot-‘em-up games and adolescent boys, but not this one! Leela is the ground-breaking brainchild of wellness icon, Deepak Chopra, and the tech-masters at THQ. Leela, meaning “play,” in Sanskrit (the ancient Indian language), uses the Kinect sensor to track your body’s movement instead of a controller to take you on a journey of Chakra-based meditation and gentle exercises. It combines ancient relaxation and meditation techniques with technology to bring focus, energy and balance to your life. So when the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets you in a whirlwind, just turn on your Xbox and escape.

Remember when our Yoga Expert, Elena Brower, told you about how important it is to breathe? Well, Elena is the voice in the Leela game! For the first time ever, you can actually see and measure your breathing using Kinect technology. Leela displays the movement of your breath and provides gentle feedback and encouragement to enhance your meditation practice.

With Leela you can also create your own personal “mandala,” or artwork that expresses your unique essence and intentions. This personal mandala is a visual meditation woven throughout Leela that can be shared with friends on Facebook. (Think of this like creating an avatar in your image, done similarly in traditional video and online games.)
After just one time “playing” Leela, we are sure you will feel more relaxed and less-stressed; your stiff muscles will loosen and the awareness of your breath will oxygenate and heal your entire body from the inside out. Leela is the perfect game to play after a stressful day of holiday shopping, after a long day at work or a hectic holiday party. Just hop in some cozy clothes in and slide over the coffee table in your living room and play!

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