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:

Meditation Coach Mp3 Download. Enjoy a 10 minute mindful meditation as Greg de Vries, the Meditation Coach, gently guides you to meditate with this guided body scan meditation. Download your free mp3 meditation audio at the link above.

[ 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!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 19 (Trusting The Breath)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 19

(Trusting The Breath)

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[ Thank You ]

How often do you say thank you to your breath?

I mean, really show gratitude… by honoring your breath, by trusting it?

…Trusting that your breath will sustain you and your body through anything?

I have overcome asthma as a child and into my late-20s, so I know what it’s like to not be able to breathe, and then be thankful for the breath.  But, now, I say thank you to my breath, simply because I am learning to trust her.

[ The Experience ]

I did a Yoga Basics class today, and even though I was a bit tired from my hour of Kickboxing prior to class, I found that I really allowed myself to rely on my breath to carry me through.  AND IT WORKED!  At one point, I was even called up as one of the two yogis (am I a yogi? lol) to demonstrate body types to the class, and how all bodies are different… but that yoga is for every body.

No matter the ability. No matter the disability.

I felt empowered today and really felt the energy within me (I felt my belly get hot with energy today) and around me (I felt my arms were slicing through the invisible life force energy as though it were thick).  I felt grounded and solid.

And I thank my breath for helping me feel empower-ful, energy filled and solid!

[ The Takeaway ]

We can chose to let life happen around us, or we can breathe and make things happen for us.  Period.

[ Question For You ]

Are you breathing?

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 15 (Do Something)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 15

(Do Something)

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[ Halfway There! ]

Wow! Only because I am sitting down to write this blog, I realize that I am at the halfway point of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge Journey… time flies!

Thank goodness for journaling/blogging. It really is a valuable tool in being able to chart your progress, which leads to the celebration of milestones. Woohoo!

Today I did a Kundalini class, which I am happy to say was the first class I did in this 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

[ The Experience ]

My partner and I decided to go to a 9 AM Kundalini class this morning.  I had done it once before (Day 8, Part 1), and my partner thought it would be nice to try a 9 AM Kundalini class, too.

We were going to leave at 8:20AM.  At 7:30, I rolled over and said, “I want to stay in bed.”

I slept another 20 minutes and then woke up as thoughts flooded my head…

But I committed to it yesterday.
I don’t want to back out.
I don’t have the energy to go to Gloria’s class.
Talk talk talk…

At 8:10, I hopped in the shower and threw on clothes.  Because as I lay in bed, not sleeping, one of the last things my brain said was,

Today’s going to be busy,
I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to go,
if I don’t go at 9AM.

And it was true.  I attended a webinar training that went over an hour longer than expected, and then I had to rush out to go babysit a friend’s 1.5 and 3.5 year olds… after doing some email follow up with clients.

Plus, had to call and sing to my grandpa happy birthday before I left the house.

Today, my grandpa turned 92 years old!

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[ The Takeaway ]

We focused mostly on our energy center in our gut area today. It was exactly what I needed.

Before leaving the house, I stated out loud, “I’ll just do what I can”, and this sentiment was echoed by the Universe via a statement our teacher said during class:

“You don’t have to do everything,
But you have to do something.”

I needed the reminder that I could push myself and listen to my body and rest and modify movements, as I chose.  After all, Yoga is your practice, and yours alone, whether or not there are people present as you practice.

By the same token, having someone there to keep you going is a plus.  Because, sometimes, we just need someone to lean on in order to keep flowing…

After all, as my grandpa says, he is 92 years old because of being kind, first and foremost. Not because of being an island in a sea of people…

[ Question For You ]

What keeps you going when you want to stay in bed?

Please comment below!

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2 Minutes With Tera ~ Workaholism


2 Minutes With Tera ~ Workaholism

Today, we explore Workaholism as a “block (not a building block)”, as beautifully illustrated by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.

When you take care to practice Self Care, the more you will offset Health Care costs, create more gratitude for your life, and live a happy, healthy, WHOLE existence. Not to mention, you’ll be able to manage stress, control your weight and reduce aches and pains.

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 10 (Release the Toxins)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 10

(Release the Toxins)

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[ Yoga Opens You Up ]

Yoga is great for many things, like the improvement of flexibility, stress management and weight control.

It is also great for releasing the toxins we have stored up.

I eat relatively clean (vegetarian since my teens), don’t drink (going on 2 years in 7 days) or smoke cigarettes (since earlier this year), and live in a city with the most yummy air you can breathe.  I also choose to only connect with people who add value to my life and fill me up with joy.

However, toxins aren’t just found in your environment, the foods you eat and the people you relate with.  Toxins are connected to our emotions and subsequently, they are released via the chakras, or energy centers, that open up through the process of Yoga.

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[ The Experience ]

Day 10!

…and I’ve released, or rather, opened up, SO much this first 1/3 of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge, that I came down with a bit of a sore throat and cough in the last 48 hours.  This morning, I canceled my kickboxing, and thought I could at least make it to the Yoga Studio for an evening Hatha class.

Alas, although I really wanted to head to a class today, I believe in Self Care:

…And because I believe in filling my well, I stayed away from the Studio.  I worked in bed all day (aka “laid low”) and at night, I went out to get some (spicy) Veggie Udon Soup (with extra ginger) and Yam Tempura and Avocado Rolls with my partner.

As soon as we came back from sushi restaurant, I did a 45-minute at-home Yoga session.

[ The Takeaway ]

Daily I meditate and chant, so I made sure I added it into my Yoga practice.  I had my cellphone by me to create 2 or 5 minute intervals for the postures or breath work I integrated into my healing home practice.  Because of my slight congestion, I focused mostly on breath work…

I started with the Chinmaya Mudra I learned Day 8.  I used the equal breathing technique, Sama Vritti Pranayama, I learned in a Yin class on Day 9, pausing before each inhalation and exhalation. I held a favorite pose I learned in another class. I did lymphatic bouncing I’ve learned in my guided meditation practice I started in January of 2014.

I did some vibrational chakra tones to open up.

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I did what my body asked of me, pulling from what I’d learned in the last 10 days and from past experience.

I sat in silence.

At the end of my practice tonight, I feel so open, light, and healthier than when I began.

Yoga is a practice that is great in a group/class setting. AND great wherever, too…

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8 (No Try, Just Do… Part 1)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8

(No Try, Just Do… Part 1)

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[ Kundalini at 9AM?! ]

Oh, no… I’m becoming one of those crazy Yoga people.

Last night I scanned the schedule of classes and saw that my instructor who does Kundalini Friday nights had a 9 AM Friday morning class.

I hesitated with an out loud statement to my partner, “maybe I’ll try to go”.

Then, with confidence I said, “no, I’m not going to try to go. I’m just going to do it.”

[ The Experience ]

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Kundalini is like Yoga on Aerobics… and the instructor/Director, Gloria, that teaches the class I go to, makes Kundalini more like

Yoga on Aerobics times P90X times Zen master plus a hint of Iron Man.

LOL

OK, I exaggerate.  I’ve never done P90X, nor an Iron Man Triathlon.  But, her classes are definitely famous (notorious?) for being one-of-a-kind whip-your-bum-into-shape classes… that you’ll end up falling in love with and keep coming back for more and more because she’s made you stop thinking completely. 🙂

[ The Takeaway ]

When my alarm went off at 7:17 AM, I laid there and observed my mind chatter coming up with all the thoughts of how to get out of doing Kundalini at 9AM.  But as 7:57 rolled in, I found my body just moved to its own beat.  My legs just carried me away, and before I knew it…

I was early to class!

And you know what?

Sweat dripped, no poured, down my face and body. I laughed. I DANCED. I listened to my body, not my mind…

And after class, I texted my partner, “What a good decision!”

I felt empowered, rejuvenated and ready for the day in a powerful way.

Would I do it again?

What do you think? 🙂 

With that, if you want a taste of Gloria’s Kundalini Class, here you go… Keep in mind we normally go for an hour and 15 minutes, and this is not even a hiccup in the wind of what we do:

An intense workout with Gloria Latham, director of Semperviva Yoga, that will quickly and powerfully unblock your energy channels and clear your mind.

I am going to a Yin Class later this evening… double header, what?! Yup!

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 7 (The Hands As Heart)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 7

(The Hands As Heart)

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[ Am I Doing This Right? ]

I was feeling a bit tight after yesterday’s rather intense Hatha Yoga Session.

Listening to my body, it was apparent that either a Yin class or another Yoga Basics Class would be beneficial to me today. I took Engagement Photos today with my partner (yay!) and took a deep nap afterward, so the class that fit my body (and my schedule) was a Yoga Basics Class.

It was appropriate, because as I get further into my practice, I find myself wondering, “am I doing this right?”

[ The Experience ]

There is no “right” or “wrong” way, to do your yoga practice, per se. Each individual will have their own approach, and every BODY is unique in how they will receive the practice.

However, there are some techniques that are good to know for all those who do yoga.  I feel one of the most important techniques is learning how to be at ease in the hands, so as to keep and maintain a healthy, relaxed and supported wrist structure.

For example, you can really mess up your wrists in downward dog pose.  The past few days, I’ve been pondering if my hands are being placed properly for this “resting” pose:

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Thankfully, we focused on our hands today, paying attention to their proper placement, as well as giving them love through special stretches and circular movements.

[ The Takeaway ]

I love synchronicity.  I am finding that every day I show up to practice, the instructor is giving me exactly what I need to move forward.  At the beginning of the class today, the instructor asked if we had any problem areas in our bodies, and to raise our hands so she could come around and help us.  I didn’t raise my hand, but was so happy that the entire class was devoted to the hands, which I’ve been curious about the past few days.

I do a lot with my hands. We all do. But, I especially do a lot, as a published writer, and an award-winning DJ wherein my sets are at least 3 hours at a time.

Today in class we learned that in Chinese medicine, the hands are an extension of the heart’s meridian lines.  Meaning, everything that we do with our hands is an expression of our hearts. That resonated with me. I use my hands to generate inspiration via life tales, musings and shared information. I use my hands to create, and be a vessel for, music.

Our hands are important. How are you treating your hands? By the same token, what expression do your hands portray? Lastly, do you give and not receive (or vice-versa)?

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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I use integrative knowledge from my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a depth of life experience, as well as my highly intuitive nature, to get you to TRANSFORM one or more areas of your life, as QUICKLY as possible. I specialize with working with women to reduce stress and worry by helping them have a Happy Period! I also specialize in BREAKTHROUGHS! More information can be found at my official website.

My Weekly Wednesday Gentle Nudge, which provides more tips and insight, is always FREE and ALWAYS priceless. 😉 Got a question? Want to say Hi? Feel free to Contact Me*. Listen to my mixtapes on Mixcrate, and be sure to connect with me on Twitter (@djnovajade) and my Facebook Page!

My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 6 (Reframing Difficulty)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 6

(Reframing Difficulty)

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[ Yoga, actually ]

I learned the other day that Yoga was actually used in its original incarnation as a means to get into meditation.

It wasn’t about the poses. It wasn’t about being able to put your leg over your bum (through your legs), or bend your head around your back (while doing an arm raise). Nope.  Yoga was simply a means to get into meditation. To center one’s self back to the core.

The poses, in essence, are just icing on the cake of learning to breathe.

I’m glad I found that out going into what was by far my most difficult class of my self-imposed 30 Day Yoga Challenge tonight.

[ The Experience ]

As I write this, I feel even more grounded and inward than I have been after my other Hatha Yoga classes.  Each instructor is different and tonight my Hatha instructor was different than the others and more intense in his instruction than I’ve experienced thus far.

We did more leg work poses, focused more on the core. Because I’m a newbie, I really had to rely on my breath, to remind my nervous system that all was well as I attempted new ways for my body to express itself.

As I reminded myself to be present with each breath, I went more into a meditative state.

By the end of the session, it was clear that most things we deem “difficult” only get to be that way because of anticipation.

[ The Takeaway ]

As I anticipated less, and focused on my breath more, the “difficulty” diminished as the class went on. Sure, I may have learned a few more poses and did things that pushed my body, but at the end of the day, those were all just extras in the pursuit of my practice of meditation, mindfulness and knowing who I am at my core.

Do you know what I mean?

I’ll have to let today’s session sink in a lil’ more…

For now, I’m off to DJ another weekly live 3-hour set.
Excited to see how my energy will move the music this evening.

I feel a deep sense of calm.  I also feel a humbled sense of gratitude for showing up for my SELF to practice yoga and learning to listen to myself, more and more.

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