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Just Breathe - A Real Stress Reliever
Breathing exercises is one of the best stress relievers and a great way to increase your energy. One of the best breathing techniques comes from a yoga. It is the art of Ujjayi, the "psychic" or victorious" breath. The technique is very simple and extremely powerful when done correctly.
Use this technique whenever you want to cool down in a stressful situation or just relax. Try it - you will see a huge difference in your stress level.
• Sit comfortable with your eyes shut
• Breathe in deeply through your nose at the same time contracting your muscles around the top of your windpipe. Focus on your throat and you should hear a gentle hissing sound.
• Now, breathe out as slowly as possible through your nose. Focus on your throat and you will hear a gentle hissing sound.
• Now breath out a slowly as possible through your nose, closing off the muscles around your epiglottis. Your breath will sound like you have a bad cold.
• Breathe in and out in this way for six times
• Now relax and breathe in and out normally six times.
• Repeat this process four full cycles ( six Ujjayi breaths, six normal breaths)
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When we talk about wellness for the mind, body, and spirit we sometimes forget that wellness encompasses all parts of our lives. Our home and/or office environment is an important part of our wellness. The colors we use, the positioning of the furniture, the aromas we smell, the kinds of pictures and paintings on the wall, the overall energy of the room can make an impact on how we feel in our mind, body, and spirit. Sherry Burton-Ways, Principal Designer and CEO of SBW Aligned Expressions shares with us holistic ways we can make our living environment in a sanctuary of wellness for our mind, body, and spirit.
Listen as Sherry shares with us ways we can holistically enhance our interior space and our lives
Stretching Does Your Body Good Stretching makes you stronger! Yes, it helps with flexibility as well and it gets your blood flowing. Stretch about 7 10 minutes every morning when you get out of bed. Here is a really simple stretch routine that you can try" The Leaning Tower - Leaning first to your left . try to elongate your body by creating the greatest amount of distance possible between your left pinkie and your left heel. Hold for 15 seconds, then switch sides. The Pecs Flex - As you lift your hands as high as possible, with your arms behind you, squeeze your shoulder blades together and open your chest. The Hippie - Pretend your head weighs 500 pounds, and let it pull you down. Bend on knee and hold for 15 seconds, then change legs. Count Your Steps One way to ensure that you are getting enough exercise is to count your steps. The number of steps you walk each day. Taking 10,000 steps a day can go a long way in having a slimmer frame, a toner body, and overall better he…
As we move into 2018, many of us are mindful of the idea of making some changes in our lives that will bring more wellness, peace, and joy.
Here are some guidelines I am working on to increase the joy, happiness, and peace in my life. These guidelines have served as a check and balance for me in terms of how I approach my life. I don't have them all down yet, I am still a work in progress. But, I can tell you that my life is changing as a result of going through the process of making my Mid-LIfe a GREAT life. I encourage you to give these guidelines a try. You will be surprised what a difference they can make in enhance your life and your wellness.
Try a new hobby - I actually tried this one. How I decided what to do was not planned. It just happened. I was at a bookstore and came across the adult coloring section. I haven't colored since I was in elementary school but something about the color books I saw really grabbed my interest. So I gave it a try and I loved it. …
I have discovered in mid-life the importance of self-care and doing those things that are necessary to increase my mind, body, spirit connection. I have learned that if I am not feeling well in my spirit, it impacts my body and my mind. If I am not well in my body, my spirit and mind suffer. The reality is that we need to strive to be well in our mind, body, and spirit. Here are a few ways to help you connect more with your mind, body, and spirit. By practicing these holistic steps, you check in with yourself, make the necessary adjustments, and continue to nurture that mind, body, and spirit connection.
Walk It Off - Adding a quick walk to your day can help relieve that holiday stress. Getting outside in nature and taking a brisk walk does wonders for alleviating stress. Try taking a quick 15-minute walk to energize you and boost your mood. Restore and Reenergize Your Body - Needs some extra energy? Drink a green smoothie, it will give your body the much-needed nutrients you nee…
I have to admit that I could do a better job of taking care of myself. Yes, since I am a Wellness Expert you would think I would not have a problem with making sure I take good care of myself. But frankly, I suffer from the same thing that most women do when it comes to taking care of themselves FIRST and FOREMOST.
The number one reason women do not take care of themselves first; the number one reason women put themselves on the back burner; the numeral uno reason women put off taking better care of themselves is...GUILT. That's right the number one reason women put off spending time doing things they want to do, taking care of themselves first, putting their self-care on their priority list, is GUILT.
I confess that I too have suffered from GUILT when it came to taking more time to take care of me. But when I found out I had an anxiety disorder, I realized that I needed to take myself from the back burner and put myself on the front burner. I had to take more time to care f…
I AM TURNING 60!! I know there are many women out there that don't like to tell there age. I get it! It's a personal decision. But when I first stared PraiseWorks and then later the brand Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond, I decided that I wanted to be transparent about my age. I want to send the message that aging is not a curse, and it doesn't have to be a traumatic event. Aging is a very beautiful part of life. If you make a choice to look on the bright side of what aging is, you will discover a lot of surprisingly positive things about aging. You can decide how you want to age. I am not talking so much about how you look, but how you feel about you on the inside. Your self-love and self-care is crucial as you age. Getting comfortable in the skin your in is a must. Finding the part of your life that gives you a sense of excitement and adventure is important. And...having the passion to pursue your dreams is what makes the aging process that much more exciting. Try …