May 2015

There is nothing I love more than the exhilarating feeling post an invigorating yoga class, refreshing ocean swim or energizing bike ride in crisp fresh air.  It’s the post work out glow, the release of stress, the confidence and aliveness that brings an overwhelming sensation of happiness that permeates on a cellular level.   Based on current research, it has become no surprise that when I sit in meditation, I feel as awake and alive as I do post any intense exercises.  How is this possible?

Meditation is an exercise of the mind.  Just as our body needs movement and practice to tone our muscles and keep our systems in good health, our mind requires a similar discipline.  Meditation is an exercise of the mind that stimulates our brain and and provides the tools necessary to keep the mind toned, focused and healthy, so that we can live with greater clarity, happiness and less stress, worry and anxiety.  Read the science behind the practice with this interesting research directly related to the powerful practice and benefits of meditation.  Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain.

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Take time to think
It is the source of all power

Take time to play
Is is the secret to perpetual youth

Take time to read
It is the foundation of wisdom

Take time to pray
It is the greatest power on earth

Take time to love and be loved
It is a God given privilege

Take time to be friendly
It is the road to happiness

Take time to laugh
It is the music of the soul

Take time to give
It is too short a day to be selfish

Take time to work
It is the price of success

Take time to do charity
It is the key to heaven.
– Author Unknown

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