Feel the positive energy stream through your body as you start the week with the “Sun Salutation,” a yoga exercise that stimulates both body and mind. It’s a series of poses that stretch, flex and tone your muscles, while you meditate on calm, uplifting thoughts. Begin each day with the power and optimism of a bright morning sunrise. Try it now.
When you send positive wishes to others, it also benefits you. Studies show that that by practicing compassion meditation, you can feel less stressed, more relaxed and happier. This simple exercise takes only a few minutes and can be done anywhere and anytime.
Looking at art can actually reduce stress. According to U.K. research, participants reported a decrease in high stress levels after a brief lunchtime visit to an art gallery. In fact, in an analysis of 15 studies, noted Neuroscientist Oshin Vartain explained that our brain automatically triggers pleasure and reward when viewing art. Experience this calming […]
When you’re faced with stressful situations, an effective way to calm down is by practicing deep abdominal breathing, sometimes called “belly breath.” It works by stimulating your body’s natural relaxation response, which helps relieve muscle tension as well as lower your heart rate and blood pressure. By focusing your thoughts on the sensations of breathing, […]
Today’s practice is a wonderful way to begin your day in a calm and balanced state. It’s especially convenient because it takes dressing, a behavior you do each morning, and imbues it with a mindful focus. Being confident and in control first thing in the morning helps relieve feelings of stress and worry.
Ever notice how stress and worries can distract you from achieving your goals? A powerful way to stay motivated and focused is to direct your thoughts to the desired result. Visualize each step needed and recommit to the goal each Monday. With practice and diligence, you can turn your positive intentions into a reality.
As you begin 2017, think of each Monday as a fresh start to your week. Here’s how you can renew and rejuvenate using the Monday Refresh.
Send a friend a Happy New Week e-card. Pick just the right one from our fun, quirky designs. Pass on the positive feeling and make someone’s Monday.