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Since I started doing guided meditations at work, many clients over the years have requested I  record them. The first step towards that has happened! Though this is a bit lower quality, it should tide everyone over until I make my way into a real studio. This first meditation guides you through the body awareness and calming breath and is a quick little 6 minute meditation to decompress your day.

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A New Resolution: Taking Care of Yourself

Whether or not you make resolutions, it’s become more important than ever to take care of yourself. Besides living a long life and being around for your loved ones (including children), don’t you want your long life to be as stress-free as possible? Many people are probably laughing at that last thought, but of all the things you can  control: How to relieve your body of unwanted stress.

Have you heard of 21st Century Stress? Yes, it’s a real thing. Whether we want to admit it or not, our lives are a constant buzzing around, checking emails, posting on facebook, tweeting this and texting that. We’ve actually somehow added to the day to day stress of just living, working, and even playing.

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The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra means “thousand petaled”. It is our knowledge, wisdom and connection to everything. The crown center of the chakra system is an energetic center found at the crown of the head and above. If its depleted, you may feel a lack of purpose in life, disconnected from your higher power and spiritual life.

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The Third Eye Chakra

Have you ever had a dream and then it has come true? Ever felt something was going to happen and it does, even without you having proof it would? This is your Third Eye Chakra. The third eye center of the chakra system is an energetic center found in the above and between the brow line. If its depleted, you may feel closed off to your intuition, memory problems or disconnected from the mind.

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A Peek into the Chakra System

The Chakra system, originating in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, have thousands of texts and information written. However, since this is just a little peek, I’ll spare you the pages of information and just give a bit about the system.

The Chakra System are energy centers located along the body. Each chakra corresponds to different physical, emotional, and metaphysical properties. When our chakras are “balanced” we are “well”.

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A New Resolution: Taking Care of Yourself

Whether or not you make resolutions, it’s become more important than ever to take care of yourself. Besides living a long life and being around for your loved ones (including children), don’t you want your long life to be as stress-free as possible? Many people are probably laughing at that last thought, but of all the things you can  control: How to relieve your body of unwanted stress.
Have you heard of 21st Century Stress? Yes, it’s a real thing. Whether we want to admit it or not, our lives are a constant buzzing around, checking emails, posting on facebook, tweeting this and texting that. We’ve actually somehow added  to the day to day stress of just living, working, and even playing.
The Center for Brain Health reported that 40% of Americans said stress was the biggest health concern in a survey by The American Psychological Association.
Obviously, being a Massage Therapist, my first answer would be to get regular massages. Even if it’s a quarterly event, keep your appointment! However, if massage isn’t your “thing” or you are low on funds, there are many other things to bring you back down to earth.

  • Meditation
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Exercise
  • 10 minutes of quiet
  • Removing the stressor out of your life
  • Aromatherapy
  • Learning to say “No”
  • Setting aside time to think about positives in your life
  • Writing or drawing
  • Bubble Baths
  • Listening to music
  • Reading
  • Having a cup of tea

Or start out even easier. Write down 5 things on a piece of paper that instantly make you feel good. Try to remember to look at that list whenever you are feeling down or burnt out.
And now that you’ve made it through this little post, go do one of the above 🙂