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How to Turn Off Your Brain during Mind-Body Workouts

In a mind-body class, the most productive thing you can do is to turn off your brain, and simply feel the workout, letting yourself flow through it. Avoid passing judgment or grading yourself. This concept [more…]

How to Breathe Deeply and Easily in Mind-Body Workouts

A breath can be rejuvenating. Sometime if you’re just feeling a little stressed, turn your focus inward for a moment. So before you get into a habit of holding your breath, put yourself into a habit of [more…]

How to Fit Mind-Body Techniques into Your Evening

At sunset or in the early evening, you want to find peace with your day and slow down your pace. Sunset or early evening can be a grand time to take 30 minutes before dinner or after work to go through [more…]

How to Warm Up and Cool Down in Mind-Body Workouts

You’ve probably heard about warming up before you start an activity. Do 3 to 5 minutes of low-intensity activity that engages the muscles you will be using and allows the tissue to soften and your body [more…]

How to Carry a Powerful Center in Mind-Body Workouts

Contrary to what many people believe, your legs don’t power you through movements, nor do your arms power you. Your brain isn’t even what powers you. Your physical [more…]

How to Find your Energy Flow in Mind-Body Workouts

No matter the level of a mind-body workout, each one has its link to focused energy flow. Rather than gripping or clenching and stopping the energy flow — sort of like a kink in a hose — if you breathe [more…]

How to Measure Your Mental Fitness for Mind-Body Wellness

Okay, this is a mind-body book, so what about your mental state and attitude? There are certain principles basic to all mind-body practices. But you need to do other mental preparation, too. [more…]

How to Evaluate your Physical Fitness for Mind-Body Fitness Programs

Many mind-body programs are so gentle that nearly anyone can do them without fear. But to be on the safe side — and that’s always a smart thing when it comes to movement — take a few moments to assess [more…]

How to Beat Pain with Mind-Body Techniques

More often than not, back pain and injury stories surface as reasons people give for trying mind-body methods. Oh, other reasons are plentiful, too. Feet, hips, ankles, and the like all may bring one person [more…]

How to Fit Mind-Body into Your Afternoon

Midmorning is often bad for people to practice mind-body exercises because they are in the middle of a period of higher activity. Sometimes as midmorning hits, your speed picks up as you race toward lunch [more…]

Take a Mind-Body Minute to Relax

Have a minute? Take a mind-body adventure. Keep it simple. Allow it to take you where it does each time. For example, you can use your mind-body adventure to: [more…]

How to Create a Sanctuary for Mind-Body Practice

A sanctuary is a private, safe, and personal space for your mind-body practice. Find your sanctuary where you can feel safe to go away into your mind-body routine for 10, 20, or 30 minutes. [more…]

How to Take Care of Your Body for Mind-Body Wellness

There are other ways you can take care of your body other than mind-body exercises, because if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. Of course, for more in-depth or individualized nutrition [more…]

10 Times to Take a Mind-Body Movement

You can find a mind-body moment any old time during the day, not just during the specific exercise slot you doodle onto your calendar. Mind-body exercise feels good, and helps you become healthier. Plus [more…]

Integrating Mind-Body with Traditional Exercise

Many a mind-body purist may pooh-pooh the idea that you can experience true mindful benefits by overlapping some meditation or mind-body movements with your traditional exercise. But that is one way to [more…]

10 Reasons to Try Mind-Body Workouts

Maybe you aren’t quite convinced about this mind-body workout stuff, either because you can’t imagine being so low-key since you’re a dedicated endorphin junkie [more…]

10 Tips on How to Find the Best Mind-Body Teacher, Class, or Video

You may not click with one teacher or practitioner on your mind-body journey — no matter how good that teacher is — and if so, it’s all over. If you don’t feel good when you step into a studio or club [more…]

How to Fit Mind-Body Techniques into Your Morning

Why not start your morning with mind-body techniques? One as simple as watching the sunrise. There is something magical about watching the sun rise — the colors, the majesty, the power, the reverence, [more…]

10 Popular Mind-Body Methods

You are not the only one with a growing interest in what is now called mind-body fitness. Fascination and demand are spreading like wildfire. These are the most prominent and developing mind-body practices [more…]

A Year of Mindfulness For Dummies Calendar

Mindfulness is a proven meditation technique that can help you restore balance in your personal life. Being mindful means paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with qualities like compassion [more…]

Mindfulness Audio Tracks

Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd edition, also includes lots of high quality, downloadable mindfulness exercises. These exercises are available online as audio tracks. They are referred to through the book [more…]

How to Identify and Use Essential Oils

Ethereals, more commonly known as essential oils, are the oils derived from any plant. Throughout time these oils were created for many applications including aromatherapy, cleaning, eating, insect repellant [more…]

How Reiki Works with the Chakra System

Reiki is an ancient form of Japanese healing that is practiced by many practitioners around the world. There is an omnipotent energy that gives life to every living thing, and the Japanese call this “Ki [more…]

The 3 Pillars of Wellbeing – Being Open, Aware and Active

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to increase your psychological flexibility so that you can improve your wellbeing and live a more meaningful and vital life. Psychological flexibility involves [more…]

Setting and Achieving Value-Based SMART Goals

Committed action is a core Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) process. It involves turning your values into actions in your everyday life. Your values represent what's most important to you and the [more…]

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