Wednesday, November 28, 2012

get well wednesday: meditate

{This picture was in Columbia on the most relaxing hammock ever!}

I am so excited to introduce my Get Well Wednesday series which I will be doing every other week to highlight health tips I have for your mind, body, and spirit! Being healthy on the inside is so important, so that you can not only look amazing in that super cute outfit, but so you are a healthy and happy shining light of hope and positivity for yourself and others!

I am a huge health advocate. I have recently really made the health of my mind, body, and spirit one of the top priorities in my life and the benefits have been more than I ever thought possible. I have found that when you are focused on consistently and deeply improving and growing, everything else in your life grows and starts to flourish, like a diamond studded domino effect!



So without further adieu....


I found meditation through my Kundalini yoga classes and it is my #1 tip because the benefits are astounding. I think it is a really good first step in the direction of connecting with yourself and working within. There were traces of yoga and meditation found over 100,000 years ago so it's nothing new but it is becoming more mainstream because of the benefits, self discipline, and clarity you will receive from a consistent practice. Even if you just take some deep breaths in the morning for 3 minutes and again before you go to sleep that is a great way to start meditating. You can listen to some calming music, light some candles and breathe, whatever works for you is what is best!

April sent me this article yesterday talking about Transcendental Meditation, which the Beatles credited their best music to, and it is similar to meditation I do. This article is about why CEO's and Pop Stars love it- we are hearing more about meditation because it is a very powerful way to connect with yourself and your pure potential!

Here is more info on meditating from a blog I love:

Lives of A Woman has a great post on meditating- Steps and Benefits of Meditating

One of the best releases for me is meditating. With life as it is and how busy we all get, we do forget to give ourselves at least 5 minutes of peace a day.

There is so much information out there, which can be overwhelming, but I feel that the best form of meditation is what suits you. Such as for my husband he loves to surf, that is his release and relaxation. The quiet solitude on the board, occasionally giving a g’day nod to the other surfers, the freedom of riding a wave and handing over your day, week or months heaviness to the sea.

Really listen to yourself, and if it is:

  • Taking meditation classes
  • Listening to meditation CD’s
  • A quiet walk around the block, park or beach
  • Take a bath and lock the door if you have to
  • Be gentle with yourself and your surroundings. Play gentle music
  • Bake or cook if you enjoy it and it gets you out of your head
  • Bush walk
  • Diving into water – salt water especially is a great energy exfoliate
  • BREATHE

What you get from Meditation

  • Learn being in the present
  • Letting all concerns about past and future fade into the background
  • Quiet the mind
  • Shift into sensing and not thinking
  • Transporting you to a place of pure relaxation of mind, body and heart

The Benefits

  • Include connecting and aligning with your life purpose
  • Releasing negativity and stress
  • Energetic rebalancing
  • Grounding
  • Relaxation
  • Achieving clarity and inspiration for living a fulfilled life
  • Improvement of body luster and general health
  • Improvement in concentration
Health Benefits
  • Lowers oxygen consumption
  • Decreases respiratory rate
  • Slows the heart rate
  • Brings the Blood Pressure to normal
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc
  • Helps in post-operative healing
  • Enhances the immune system.

Full Article HERE

I hope you will look into meditation and give it a try if you haven't already!! Let me know what you think about Get Well Wednesday and any health questions you have for me.

xo, Brittan

1 comment:

  1. Great tips Brit, I agree that mental health is just as important! I try to meditate as often as I can, even if it's just small stolen moments to do so. Can't wait to see what else you post in this series!

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic
    www.Thriving-Wives.com

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