Always Be Dancing

The Art of Movement for Every/body & Mindful Book Reviews By Eve

Breathing in, I smile to my heart. Breathing out, I release all tension in my heart

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My intention for the next 30 days is to meditate for 20 minutes a day and see where that brings me. I have no expectations, just the desire to do so.

If you meditate for only twenty minutes a day you can achieve deep relaxation.Deep relaxation is a wonderful chance to allow our bodies to rest. When our body is at ease and relaxed, our mind will also be calm and at peace. The practice of deep relaxation is a very important tool to allow our bodies and minds to heal.

Deep relaxation has specific characteristics (as defined by Herbert Benson).

If You Meditate You Will:

•Decrease in heart rate
•Decrease in respiration rate
•Decrease in skeletal muscle tension
•Decrease in metabolic rate and oxygen consumption
•Decrease in analytic thinking
•Increase in skin resistance
•Increase in alpha wave activity in the brain

Meditating for 20 minutes a day, over time, can lead to a generalized feeling of relaxation in many areas of one’s life.

Some of the benefits of deep relaxation are (Bourne, 1995):

*reduction of generalized anxiety
*preventing stress from building up
*increased energy and productivity
*improved concentration and memory
*reduction of insomnia and fatigue
*increased self-confidence and reduced self-blame
*increased availablity of feeling
*prevention and/or reduction of psychosomatic disorders such as hypertension, migraines, headaches, asthma, ulcers…

Author: AlwaysBeDancing

Always Be Dancing: Yoga and Flamenco for Every/Body. I bring accessible yoga and flamenco programs to school communities, fitness professionals, Pt's/OT's, yoga studios and every(body) in between through classes, workshops, professional development seminars, public speaking, and guest blogging. I can create a program specific to your needs. My self designed ¡Ole Namaste! infuses the movements, breathwork and meditation of yoga with the music and dance of flamenco. Come have a body stretching, breath enhancing, mind relaxing, hand clapping good time! In this fun, upbeat mindful movement class, that is infused with the music and dance of flamenco, students will absorb the dramatic postures and colorful flavor of flamenco while exploring yoga poses, flamenco technique, breathwork and meditation. Each class will include a demonstration of flamenco by the instructor. #iameve #peacemoji #alwaysbedancing #kundalini

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