(An Easy and Practical Guide to Mindfulness and Its Health Benefits) As a wellness practitioner, I often get asked about meditation, the meditation process, and the associated health benefits of practicing mindfulness. The buzz-words for meditation these days is “mindfulness practice”, or “mindfulness meditation”. I believe it’s because people have this mistaken notion that meditation is a lofty goal, and that you need to be a devoted yogi, or Meditation Master, who can reach a state of peaceful bliss every time they sit down to meditate. Which is not true…. So being “mindful” of the present moment seems easier to accomplish, but mindfulness and meditation are essentially one and the.
In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.
Ahh… The holidays! We’ve looked forward to this time all year long to spend with friends, family and loved ones. But now that the holidays have arrived, we feel ourselves feeling tense, pressured, and generally just stressed-out. These times can be as harrowing and stressful as they can be joyous for many trying to keep up with the often frantic holiday pace. Frayed nerves from standing in long lines, having to find the perfect gift on a tight budget, worrying about finances, and hosting out-of-town friends and relatives are just a few examples of how the holiday season can break us down. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of.