Is the nagging pain in your neck and back distracting you and draining your energy?
Press PAUSE on your busy life with this free 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to instantly feel better!
Are you ready for a happy hippo in your head? Maybe?
Trust me, it might sound weird but its actually a very good thing! Let me explain!
Here's why that's important and why you should care about the hippo in your head: Your hippocampus is the part of limbic system in your brain and is integral for the formation of new memories, accessing older ones, and plays a direct role in learning and with your emotions.
As with all parts of your brain it is effected by stress and undergoes normal changes as you age.
However this part in particular is found to be one of the first parts of the brain effected by Alzheimer's disease so it is VERY important that you are proactive in keeping it healthy!
And guess what the best way for you to do that is: EXERCISE!
Studies find that a combination of both physical exercises (especially cardio) and mental exercise (meditation in particular) is key for helping you generate new brain cells and also make sure those...
How do you start your day? If you're like many people the first thing that they do is grab their phone and check for updates, emails, texts and start scrolling.....sound familiar?
I know it's tempting to start your day that way but here's the thing: having a morning routine that doesn't involve Facebook, Gmail, or Instagram can actually change your life, one day at a time!
Morning is my favorite time of day and my daily routine is part of why I love it so much! I typically don't check my phone until its totally completed because every time I do it throws me off my game and I get distracted.
To give you a glimpse here's what mine looks like: puppy snuggles for as long as he will allow LOL, gratitude and visualization practice while I drink my warm lemon water, workout and yoga while I drink my coffee, finished by meditation and then a smoothie.
I can do all of this in an hour if I have to, but with most of my work now being from home I have a lot more freedom in my...
As we navigate this unprecedented time and ever changing work arrangements, people around the world are reporting higher stress levels than ever.
And while stress shows up differently in people, it has very similar effects for many such as:
Coupled with the fact that chronic stress is a major risk for illness and mental health challenges, it is absolutely essential that your team has the tools that they need to lower stress levels naturally!
Empower yourself with practical and research backed techniques to stress less with this virtual workshop:
STRESS LESS: Tools and Techniques You Can Use Anywhere
This virtual workshop will help you understand stress, know exactly how to reduce it, and what to do today to build inner resilience to promote a deep sense of calm and ease.
You've probably heard that Yoga has lots of tools for stress relief right? IT DOES!
But if you are feeling so stressed out that your mind is running a mile a minute and your TO-DO list stretches into next month it can be very difficult to sit and meditate.
I can totally relate to that and so can many of my clients! And if that sounds at all familiar to you too I have a powerful tool to share with you called Lotus Mudra.
Want a simple yet extremely powerful way to ground yourself and return your focus to the present moment?
Ask yourself this question:
And then pay attention:
Where do you feel your breath? What is the quality of it?
Often when we are feeling stressed out or paying attention to things around us our breath is short and shallow and mostly in the chest and shoulder area.
Not only does this increase tension in this area because these muscles are not meant to be our main breathing muscles, it also triggers more stress in our bodies because it is the fight or flight breathing pattern.
As soon as you shift your focus to your breath and begin to pay attention to it you will notice a shift within yourself. As you tune into the flow of your breath, the feeling of it and the quality of it you will feel yourself becoming more relaxed, grounded, and present.
Tuning into the subtle rhythm of the breath is the easiest way we have to bring our attention into our body and into the now.