Eating healthy and training hard at the gym can go to waste if you're not managing your stress. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to be released which can cause increased abdominal fat, elevated blood pressure, decreased immune system and blood sugar imbalance. Try attending a yoga class or tai chi, mediation and being in nature.
Today is "Study Day" at UCA, which marks one special day of the semester when students will call/email/text to ask "When will you be in your office today.... I need to discuss my grade/talk to you about what I can do to get an A in your class....", to which I get to reply "I won't be in my office today." Oh, the stress of being a student and/or a teacher (and/or ANYONE in the world today, really!)....
A yoga essence is a way of living in communion. Using a yoga essence in conjunction with our energy centers is specific to the symbolism and associations of various parts of our bodies. For example our 1st energy center is located around the coccygeal plexus and incorporates the color red, community and success, the sound lahm and is associated with the essence of inclusion being without judgment of our bodies or others. The 2nd energy center is located around the sacral plexus and is associated with the right to feel, symbolic of the
Begin, by lying in your bed at night settling into final relaxation (savasana) by lying supine (on your back) with your shoulder blades, in back, gently tucked and settled underneath the chest with legs outstretched and palms of the hands facing up with the arms out from your sides about 20*. Next, begin thinking about the colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple evenly spaced from the tailbone to the middle of the brain or brow center. Furthermore, think of those colors as clockwise, rotating funnels emanating front and back indicating a healthy source
Mudras are hand or body gestures – symbols, which evoke understanding and awareness, a way of being kinesthetically conscious. Start with both hands “thumbs up” and think or say, “creator, designer, will-power”. Next, place thumb with pointer finger and think/say, “knowledge, self-confidence, wisdom”. Then, place thumb with middle finger and think/say, “control, emotion, patience”. Fourth, place thumb with ring finger and think/say, “energy, health, vitality”. Finally, Place thumb with pinky fing
All year long we look forward to the month of December. Celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Remembering old traditions and creating new ones. Reconnecting with people you may not have seen for awhile.
It also means more things being added to our to do lists. Shopping, wrapping, mailing, parties, cooking, etc. To create room for these new to dos, something often has to be removed. For many of us, that something is our workout.
But it doesn't have to be!
Exercise doesn't have to mean a trip to the gym or an hour long session.
Do you ever have the feeling that you are waiting for something to happen? This question led me to think about a proverb sent to me by Elisha Goldstein http://elishagoldstein.com/"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today" Here are three things you can do Today that will start you on the path to well-being.Go for a walk: walk alone, walk with a loved one, walk with your dog... Just go a for walk