Wellness

The Ultimate Mind-Body Wellness Celebration

It’s that time of year again– setting goals, trying to create better habits, and elevating the ways we treat the mind and body. Though, just like last year, it’s about saying goodbye to unrealistic expectations for ourselves and hello to simple celebrations. Because, we believe, even if you aren’t a wellness expert yet, you deserve the benefits of a healthy mind-body balance. So, for National Mind-Body Wellness Day, we’ve put together a list of ways you can treat yourself better today and every day.

How We’re Celebrating Mind-Body Wellness Day

Get Outside

Getting outside or taking a stroll through nature can help reduce stress and restore focus throughout your day. If you can’t get outside, bring a few plants and natural light inside to boost your mood. For tips check this blog (Article_Home Office Wellness).

Yoga

Besides being a great exercise for your muscles, yoga has been found to elevate grey matter levels in your brain which can offer therapeutic benefits. Here are a few yoga practices that can act like green super-foods for your mind and body.

Smile More

Create a specific list of things that you enjoy doing so anytime you need a pick-me-up throughout the year you’ll have a place to draw from. Whether you enjoy painting, working out, movies, or reading, keep it at the ready. Include books you’d like to read or movies you’d like to watch so you don’t have to make a split-second decision.

Pamper Yourself

Life is busy, and you definitely deserve a little pampering. Here are our favorite ways to create an at-home spa day.

Step 1. Create Ambience

Step 2. The Ultimate Back Massage

Step 3. Your Feet Deserve a Break

Step 4. Help Your Kids Get in on the Fun

SOURCES

ABC 7 Chicago, Deepak Chopra talks about mind-body wellness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=917Sp2zWCqA

Nurture by Nature, Kirstin Weir, American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/nurtured-nature

Neuroanatomy: Grey Matter, Anthony A. Mercadante; Prasanna Tadi.: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK553239/

Yoga Meditation Practitioners Exhibit Greater Gray Matter Volume and Fewer Reported Cognitive Failures: Results of a Preliminary Voxel-Based Morphometric Analysis, Brett Froeliger, Eric L. Garland, and F. Joseph McClernon: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3525089/

6 Super Brain Yoga Practices to Boost Your Gray Matter, Elizabeth Herman, The Art of Living: https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/blog/6-super-brain-yoga-exercises-to-boost-your-gray-matter