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In 2016, I will be offering a 5 weeks course called COLOR ME HAPPY for adults. Living mindfully in harmony with yourself and the rest of the world!
- Muscular Relaxation and Tai Chi
Experience four straight forward, no-nonsense, stress-management/meditation techniques that are accepted and used by both the traditional medical and holistic communities. You will not find any philosophies, theories or fluff presented here because frankly, we do not have time for that and chances are… neither do you.Created for real people in the real world, feeling real anxiety and stress…
Adults learn four stress-management techniques; breathing, affirmations, visualizations and muscular relaxation accompanied by soothing, uplifting music to further enhance your relaxation experience. Relaxation is a process that lowers the effects of stress on your mind and body. Learning and using relaxation techniques can help you be prepared to manage everyday stress and anxiety, stress related health issues and the negative emotions that accompany feeling out of control to “stressed-out.” Just taking a 10 minute break during your day to relax and decompress will lead to increased health benefits, productivity and happiness.
A few benefits of learning and using relaxation techniques are:
- Slows your heart rate
- Helps control anger and frustration
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases blood flow to major muscles and organs
- Reduces muscle fatigue and chronic pain
- Improves focus and concentration
- Boosts positive thinking
Living mindfully means living in harmony with yourself and the rest of the world; waking up and paying attention to the present moment. It’s a way of tapping into your inner source of strength and wisdom. If we are not fully present, we risk watching our life slip on by unnoticed, failing to live up to our full potential. Mindfulness is basically the direct opposite of taking your life for granted. Living mindfully, carries the inner peace created in Waking Up through the everyday moments of your life. Focused attention, your sacred mantra, and reading for inspiration work together to help you increase awareness and live in the present.
Focused attention is the practice of mindfully staying present to the moment, person, or activity in which you are engaged. Look, listen, speak, and act with full awareness, intention, and direction. Quiet your mental chatter and control your thoughts, silently calling on your sacred mantra in those noisy, distracted, impatient, or stressful moments.
Not paying attention to a conversation? Repeat your sacred mantra to bring you back into the moment. Living present generates positive energy for your relationships, work, and even your health!
Living Present may feel counter-intuitive for many people, where the predominant culture encourages you to think ahead, get a jump-start, fast-forward, multitask, and pass the slowpokes. No slackers allowed, right?
As you practice Living Present, you may discover more time and space in your days! Imagine how much energy evaporates when you attempt to do too much at once. Then add the time you lose backtracking on conversations. Focused attention and the certainty of your sacred mantra sustain inner peace, boost energy and awareness, and empower your true capabilities.