37 Science Based Reasons to Meditate Today [ Infographic, Video ]


[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 4Mar2015 ~ 37 Science Based Reasons to Meditate Today [ Infographic, Video ]

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[ Meditation… Part 1 of 3 ]

Have you ever wondered this about meditation?

I’ve been reading a lot about it and
feel the benefits from it but what exactly does meditation do for the body?
I know it activates certain parts of the brain but I’m not clear on what exactly that means. 

One of my clients asked me this in my inbox and I thought it would be a great series to dive into with you.

Sure, I’ve written about my personal experiences with meditation, like the time I I did a 10-day yoga challenge (starting at day 95).  But you probably were wondering, “what does meditation do for the body?”

[ Meditation Does A Body Good! ]

According to SoundsTrue.Com, meditation on the body can help you:

  • Channel revitalizing energy throughout your body and 

  • Uncover your body’s untapped powers of perception, intuition, and wisdom.

We live in an overly stimulated world, so when you can channel energy to make yourself feel good, your body can literally carry you longer and work more optimally!

Meditation can structurally change your brain… “thickening some areas, and making others less dense”…

Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation
Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation

( Click here to Read the full Huffington Post Healthy Living Article by Meredith Melnick )

Similarly, we are mammals, and meditation allows you to attune to the silent messages your body tells you to signal happiness, balance, and yes, even illness.  Body Scanning Meditation awakens you to what your body needs and wants to tell you:

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[ Meditation: Good for Any Body! ]

heart-157895Meditation is great for your heart and can “significantly help high blood pressure over the long-term”.

Plus, it is an excellent immune booster (illnesses and infectious bye-bye!), and meditation can help women reduce PMS, infertility and breastfeeding problems:

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Source: Web MD.com

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 1 ]

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression, which means that not only your body changes, but your potential for illness such as diabetes, heart-attack and dementia are lessened, too!

Curious to learn more? Just check what Meditation can do for the Body, Mind and Spirit (courtesy of The Huffington Post):

What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit (Huffington Post)
Click to Read all the benefits of Meditation at the Huffington Post…

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 2 ]

Emma Seppala, PhD also blogs about the 20 benefits of Meditation.

She even goes over some Myths about Meditation and helps you breakthrough the “I can’t meditate” mentality:

Click to Read More from Emma Seppala
Click to Read More from Emma Seppala

[ Still Need More Motivation To Meditate? ]

Alright, so you’ve come to a place where you’re saying, “Geez, I guess meditation couldn’t hurt!”  Great!  Let’s get started!

Try out the Headspace App program ( Free for the first 10 days ):

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Or maybe you’re still on the fence?

Here are 10 Science-Based Reasons to Start Meditating Today!

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Click to view Emma Seppala’s website!

The Takeaway

Meditation can change your life in so many ways.  And you don’t need to sit for hours, wearing a white robe.

You can be yourself!

…A woman

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…An elder

Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)
Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)

…And You can even be a punk rocker, tatooed meditation advocate:

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As a youth, Levine was incarcerated several times. His first book, Dharma Punx, details teenage years filled with drugs, violence, and multiple suicide attempts—choices fuelled by disillusionment with American mainstream culture. His substance abuse started early in life—at age six he began smoking marijuana—and finally ended in a padded detoxification cell in juvenile prison 11 years later. It was in this cell where he hit “an emotional rock bottom” and began his vipassana practice “out of a place of extreme drug addiction and violence” While incarcerated, he saw for the first time how the practice his father taught him gave him the tools to relieve the fear and uncertainty that pervaded his life.

One notable aspect of Buddhist Dharma is the path of our choices, the actions past and present and the intention for future action (Buddhist Law of Karma). Levine’s past—addiction, incarceration, violence, initial rejection of Buddhism and meditation—are all defining characteristics of his writings and teachings. “We all sort of have a different doorway to dharma or spiritual practice. Suffering is a doorway. For me it was the suffering of addiction, violence and crime which opened me at a young age, 17 years old. I was incarcerated, looking at the rest of my life in prison and thought, ‘Maybe I will try dad’s hippie meditation bullshit.’ Suffering opened me to the possibility of trying meditation.”

He currently leads Dharma and vipassana meditation retreats and workshops across the United States and teaches weekly meditation classes in Los Angeles. A member of the Prison Dharma Network, Levine works with juvenile and adult prison inmates, combining meditation techniques with psychotherapy. He “explores how they can have a deeper understanding of what has happened and what they need to do in order to be free, on many levels—free from prison, free from the trauma of the past.”

He has helped found several groups and projects including the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youths. Introducing them to the Buddha’s teachings. He lists the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, and Sylvia Boorstein as his teachers.

Noah Levine – http://www.dharmapunx.com/

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PS: Stay tuned next week for part 2 of my series of meditation. We’ll dive into the types of meditation…

Till then, be kind to your SELF!

To your Success,

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[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 25Feb2015 ~ 27 Confidence Boosting Quotes #inspiration #success


[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 25Feb2015 ~ 18 27 Confidence Boosting Quotes

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[ Part 3 of 3 ]

Over the last few weeks, I have presented you with some steps and insight to help you continue to shine in your confidence.  Here are the links, in case you’d like a refresher:

Part 1: 10 Steps To Raise Your Self Confidence (Infographic)
Part 2: The Life REmix Expert on Confidence (Youtube Video + Infographic)

  This is part 3 of 3 of my series on confidence, and I wanted to go out with one of my favorite types of posts, the Quote Post.  I find (and some of you have told me), that these are the post you enjoy the most because they are “inspiring”…

SO, without further ado, here are 27 Confidence Boosting Quotes to Inspire Success in your Life and Business, featuring quotes from:

Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, a confidence-inspiring kid, and more…

PS: Originally, I was going to post 18, but when the inspiration flows, I go with it! 🙂

Do enjoy!

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PPS: Stay tuned next week for another series on meditation!

The Takeaway

Confidence begins within. Start with Self Care, and everything else will flow… Cool? 🙂

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Do you have any other confidence boosting quotes to add?  Please share below!

To your Success,
Tera Greene, The Life REmix Expert

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[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 18Feb2015 ~ The Life Remix Expert on Confidence [ Youtube + Infographic ]


[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 18Feb2015 ~ The Life Remix Expert on Confidence [ Youtube + Infographic ]

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[ Part 2 of 3 ]

“How to ask and receive without feeling shy and embarrassed.”

Everything I’ve learned to do in life has been trial and error and a series of failures… and I embrace them as part of my success!

Are you looking to get a quick confidence boost?
Check out this short video and infographic!

In this video, The Life REmix Expert talks about Confidence and how to ask and receive without feeling shy and embarrassed. http://www.djhealthcoach.com

I was watching Marie Forleo earlier today and was inspired to video my thoughts on confidence. 🙂

Check out this amazing infographic “5 Simple Techniques To Improve Your Self Confidence”: http://bis-confidencecoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/cwc-infographic-confidence-techniques.png

Check out Part 1 of this series at my blog “10 Steps To Raise Your Self Confidence [Infographic]”:  https://djnovajade.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/10-steps-to-raise-your-self-confidence-infographic-success-inspiration/

Here’s to you having inspired success in your life and business!

~Tera Greene*
Certified Integrative Nutrition Intuitive Health Coach
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The Life REmix Expert … inspiring success in life and business!

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The Takeaway

Confidence is all about taking action…

feel the fear and do it anyway!

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What techniques do you use to get a confidence boost?  Feel free to comment below!

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Tera Greene, The Life REmix Expert

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10 Steps To Raise Your Self-Confidence [Infographic] #success #inspiration


[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 11Feb2015 ~ 10 Steps To Raise Your Self-Confidence [ Infographic ]

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[ Part 1 of 3 ]

Do you ever find yourself worrying too much about what others might think if you do “this or that”?

I got a great request from one of my valuable email list readers the other day.

She asked me to blog about “how to become so loving, caring and ruthlessly self confident… To be able to ask and receive everything without be shy or embarrassed.”

Ever feel that way, too?

In order to best serve her needs (and yours, too!), I decided to answer in a 3-part Gentle Nudge Series.

So, without further ado, here’s part one of three: 10 Steps To Raise Your Self-Confidence!

PS: If you like simple tips and tools to stay inspired, please click here to download my newest Free Report that Reveals… The 5 (Super Cheap) Tools I Use To Stay Inspired For Success (Hint: The Best One Is Free)”.

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The Takeaway

Confidence is more simple than you think!

Sure, you can grow your confidence leaps and bounds, but oftentimes, those leaps start with a small, minor tweak; namely,

do what you can do, and focus on what you are doing, rather than dwelling on things you can’t control!

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What step will you take action on today? Feel free to comment below!

To your Success,
Tera Greene, The Life REmix Expert

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The #1 Best Way to Make Money and Save Time (hands down)


‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 14Jan2015 ~ The #1 Best Way to Make Money and Save Time (hands down)

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[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 7Jan2015 ~ Your Ultimate Motivational Quote For 2015


‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 7Jan2015 ~ Your Ultimate Motivational Quote For 2015

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Here’s Your Weekly Wednesday #GentleNudge To Get You Over The Hump…
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Happy New Year!!!

Ah, yes, another year to do amazing things! Are you excited?

…Or are you scared out of your mind?

Well, either way, being scared and being excited are both wonderful motivators for taking action.  How you choose to take action is up to you!

So, I wanted you to know that this is your time, and that you can be and do all that you want, starting right now!

To motivate you and to inspire success in your life and business, here is your ultimate motivational quote for 2015 (and beyond):

Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.
~Harry Truman

Does that quote make taking action seem more doable?  I hope so!

[ Question For You ]

What action will you take today to achieve your dreams?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 28 (Tightrope, Eyes Closed)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 28

(Tightrope, Eyes Closed)

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[ New heights ]

The other day I was in Yoga Basics and our teacher had us do a pose that took me to new heights.

We were asked to stand with feet in line with each other, heel to toe, and balance.  First with eyes open, then with eyes slightly open.

Finally, we were doing a tightrope, eyes closed.

[ The Experience ]

Today, I did my yoga practice at home, integrating the tightrope into my experience.  Though it was nothing like this,

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allowing myself to find balance with my eyes closed felt as liberating as this:

[ The Takeaway ]

I feel strong, clear and I trust myself and my body more than ever.  This 30 Day Yoga Challenge has really awakened me to my SELF, my essence and the power I have within me.

I enjoy yoga. I love it.  15-minutes lifts me up just as much as 75-minutes. Yoga brings me to appreciate life.  I feel energized. I feel alive.

All good things.

[ Question For You ]

You balanced?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27 (Use The Wall)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27

(Use The Wall)

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[ I needed that ]

The teacher that I take Yoga Basics class with, which is in the style of Hatha Yoga, also teaches a Yin class ( aka: “more relaxed and zen” yoga).  I was feeling a lil’ tight in the side of my back earlier today and I almost stayed home.

But, alas, the studio is only 2 minutes from my front door, and Yin is zen, so I went.

I’ll just start with the end by saying, “I needed that.”

[ The Experience ]

I took my partner along and we were both curious to note that we used the wall as support the entire class. It was a way of doing Yoga that neither of us had done before.

In using the wall as support (and gravity as our helper), we were able to go deeper into the poses we held, which meant we were able to target the fascia more intentionally.  Through this, we were able to open up more meaningfully.

My two favorite poses of the evening were the frog pose:

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And King Arthur pose, which apparently is a good pose for runners:

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Mind you, I am not a runner. My partner is. But, nope, I am not a fan of running.  Though, ironically before class yesterday, a gentleman asked me if I was.  We ended our short chat with me saying, “I guess sometimes people see things in us that we don’t.”

Any rate, the King Arthur’s pose is intense.  I actually kept my leg that wasn’t on the wall bent and lowered to the ground, using a yoga block to gently lift that leg a bit so as to still feel the stretch in my wall-supported leg.

Did you get all that? lol

[ The Takeaway ]

Now that I know I can use walls to do yoga, I really feel like there’s no excuse.

“I can do anything.”

[ Question For You ]

What can you do when you use your immediate resources?

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My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 10 (Onward!)


My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 10

(Onward!)

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  [ The Experience ]

104 days ago, I challenged myself to meditate and chant for 40 consecutive days.  

I did it!

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Another 10 days of intentional mindfulness for my well-being through meditation. I am so happy and I feel like I am truly at a place of understanding how to flow with life more efficiently, simply because every day I have devoted time to become a better Observer.

[ My thoughts about Headspace ]

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 3.21.11 PMHeadspace is quite easy-to-use and interactive. The use of videos to present value alongside the meditations are great tools to help you understand the practice of meditation:

I definitely enjoy the premise of using the Headspace App to Meditate; however, at the end of the day, I’m fine keeping my meditation a free service, personally. Plus, I do have a lovely guided meditation that I enjoy using when I need to get some teaching to recenter my practice.

I encourage you to do the 10-days of Headspace, though.  Try it out and see for yourself!

[ The Takeaway ]

10-minutes a day goes a long way. 

Before Headspace, I would do 30 minutes a day of meditation, even an hour a day sometimes, thinking those were the “right” units of time to see results.  But, that often left me feeling stressed. As I wracked my brain trying to find the time to fit in my meditation, it would often feel like a chore, rather than a relaxing point in my day.

After Headspace, however, I see that there is value in taking 10-minutes a day.

The key is the intention, and taking the time to do it for yourself.  10-minutes is also more doable and accessible, and therefore makes it more fun.  Plus, there is science behind 10-minutes a day being beneficial unit of time to see results

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Click to learn more about the science behind meditation!

Though I believe I will continue my meditation sans-Headspace, at least I know that I will at least be continuing with my daily practice. ONWARD!

[ Question For You ]

How has being flexible allowed you to achieve your goals?

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 26 (Speak. Add Fire.)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 26

(Speak. Add Fire.)

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[ Yes! ]

I went to my weekly Yoga Basics class today. I really enjoy the teacher and I appreciate the way she explains everything.  Even though my 30 Day Unlimited Pass expires in 5 days, I’m thinking I’ll still head to her class next week to finish off the year in a big way.

Through her class, I’ve been able to say YES to opening up myself to the experience of yoga; I am more full and relaxed in my practice than I was before I started attending her sessions.

[ The Experience ]

At the top of the hour in today’s class as she requested me to do so, I reminded my teacher to repeat the answer to my question I asked privately in last week’s session about why we breathe the way we do in Ocean Breathing.  Click here to learn about it and you can also view a video below:

I was always told to breath through my nose, and it is also the natural way we breathe as infants. So when our teacher encouraged us to breathe through our mouths last week, I had to question the philosophy behind it.

Though shy to speak up last week, I am glad I did.

Last week, she answered me, saying that (in a nutshell), open-mouth Ocean Breathing allows you to get the mechanics down until you are comfortable and able to do it with closed mouth. Then she said, “that’s a real good question. In fact, the whole class should hear the answer. Remind me next week.”

So, I did.

[ The Takeaway ]

This week, we began the class and she asked me to repeat my question to the entire class before she got into her explanation.  She then said, that just because a teacher is a teacher, doesn’t mean you have to just trust everything without asking questions, or making it work for your body.  It felt as though she was giving me a nod for speaking up and questioning, so that I could make my practice more personal and meaningful for myself.

It was liberating. Freeing, even.  

This set the tone for me to add a lil’ more fire into my poses tonight. I did things that I had not attempted in this 30 Day Yoga Challenge, simply because my mind told me I wouldn’t be able to do it.

But, I did them anyway.

As I allowed myself to speak, I added more fire to my practice.

I breathed more expansively tonight, and the tiredness I felt when I arrived to class, after an hour of kickboxing, had turned into a peacefulness of

“I can do anything.”

[ Question For You ]

How do you feel when you stretch your comfort zone?

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