You are no stranger to the benefits of aerobic exercise. It can improve your mood, immune system, and make you look great! Recent studies have indicated including both meditation and exercise together into your daily routine can exponentially increase the benefits. One study indicates combining both together can reduce clinical depression by up to 40%! Why is this? Regular exercise activates your sympathetic nervous system, while meditation activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Meditation and use of the parasympathetic nervous system can reduce stress, improve your sleep, focus, and allow you to be more mindful of your body. So what are some tools and ways to meditate and achieve all these awesome benefits? We have a few ideas for you!
Headspace is a guided meditation app. There is a Basics pack with a free 10 day guided meditation course. We think it is the best meditation app out there!
Vinyasa Yoga is a special style of yoga that originated in India. “Vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way.” In vinyasa classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. It is considered fairly easy in the world of yoga, so if you are a beginner don’t be afraid to try!
This product focuses on light therapy to meditate. Studies show it can reduce stress and improve your mood. It is a headset with special glasses that are embedded with LED lights. You can pick from a number of experiences. You then sit back, listen to music and enjoy the light show!