Our wish for you in 2022 – S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N
There is no “magic pill”!
It’s through our combined, daily, healthy habits that we build the solid foundations for long-term, overall, well-being. But it’s clear that if we do not feel good in our hearts, then even the healthiest habits combined are unlikely to produce the happiness we are looking for.
At the beginning of 2022, we want to remind you that in order to find peace in our hearts and our minds, it’s essential to understand and apply the words S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N. and to take the time to contemplate and reflect….
Here’s how: meditation
If this word scares you, then remind yourself that you don’t have to meditate for hours and hours until you levitate. You can do it for just a few minutes, really! Even two to three minutes can be beneficial.
It’s about creating the habit so that it becomes your ”default mode” and then you can work up to three to four minutes, and so on. If you’re saying to yourself, “I don’t have time to meditate,” then you’re the person who needs to hear this message most.
Meditation is like having a GPS to help guide you throughout your day, while keeping a smile on your face.
Here’s a simple way to start your meditation practice, according to Deepak Chopra MD.
- Find yourself a place to sit comfortably in silence.
- Relax your neck, shoulders, arms, hands and even your face muscles.
- Breathe deeply while keeping your attention on the air flowing in and out.
- Calm your mind by focusing on your breath.
Continue until you feel a sense of relaxation in your body and a little more peace in your heart.
It can be that simple!
Wishing you a peaceful 2022, Jessica et Bruno
*Source: Deepak Chopra MD, Mark Hyman MD
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Jessica Humphries est entraîneuse certifiée, coach santé et conceptrice de programmes d’entraînement physique en plein air offerts à longueur d’année. Diplômée de l’Université McGill, elle détient un baccalauréat en éducation physique et kinésiologie. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire est un professionnel de la santé qui a fait ses études universitaires en médecine sportive et nutritionnelle et administration des affaires. Ce qui le passionne depuis plus de 20 ans est d'accompagner sa clientèle très variée (enfants, adolescents et adultes) vers l'optimisation de leur santé afin de les aider à vivre au quotidien avec plus d'énergie et de vitalité. / Jessica Humphries is a certified natural trainer in functional fitness, yoga instructor, healthy lifestyle coach and the designer of year-round nature fitness training programs. She graduated from McGill University with a BEd in physical education and kinesiology. - Bruno Saint-Hilaire is a health professional who completed his university studies in sports and nutritional medicine and business administration. For more than 20 years his passion has been to accompany his wide range of clients (children, teens and adults) in the optimization of their health to help them live their daily lives with more energy and vitality. enerj.ca