During these very stressful times it is essential to focus on mental health. Many of us are still stuck in quarantine and are not coping well with the constant solitude. Mindful exercises and meditation can help minimize this stress and lessen anxiety.
Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide both physical and mental health benefits. Practicing yoga builds strength, awareness and harmony between the mind and body. There are over 100 different kinds of yoga which include breathing exercises and assuming poses, which together, stretch and flex various muscle groups.
The relaxation techniques completed in yoga can lessen chronic pain and can greatly reduce arthritis and headaches. They can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. Other physical benefits of yoga include:
The mental benefits of yoga are just as prominent as the physical ones. Yoga helps people manage stress, which is something everyone struggles with. Stress can cause very negative effects on the body and mind and yoga helps to combat against that. Yoga can create mental clarity and calmness, center attention and sharpen concentration.
The ancient Chinese practice of Qi Gong combines slow movements, meditation and breathing exercises. This practice was not created to raise your heart rate or get in a good workout, but to help your circulation, balance and alignment. Qi Gong can also help restore your energy, which in Chinese practice is known as “chi” or “qi” (pronounced chee).
The low-impact movements included in Qi Gong are based around standing and balancing. Athletes often practice this form of exercise because it helps them with balance and muscle control. The movements in Qi Gong are relaxing ways to improve overall flexibility and can benefit you no matter how old or active you are.
Another great part of Qi Gong is that it can be adapted for any fitness level. The movements are very easy on the joints and are possible to complete even if you have arthritis.
Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. Many people use it to increase awareness of themselves and their surroundings. By practicing meditation every day, you can reduce stress levels and develop higher concentration.
You can use meditation to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people use it as a way to develop concentration. There are also many other meditation benefits such as positive mood, healthy sleep patterns and self-discipline.
Stress reduction is something that everyone strives for. Meditation can help reduce chemicals in the brain called cytokines, which are the main source of stress. Studies have shown that after just a few days of practicing meditation, people experienced lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, and clearer thinking. People also showed less cortisol production, which is another chemical responsible for high stress levels.
Practicing yoga, Qi Gong and meditation are even better if they are accompanied by a soothing aroma. Palo Santo, meaning “Holy Wood” is a tree that grows around the coastal areas of South America. When burned, it produces an enriching aroma which increases your personal vibration when preparing for meditative therapy and gives you a more profound connection to your being.
Palo Santo has the ability to uplift mood, heighten vitality and aid in protection. It is known for its positive effects in meditation, concentration, creativity and learning. Palo Santo has strong medicinal purposes as well. By putting just a few drops of its oil on the body every day, you will experience a decrease in overall stress, headaches, bad mood and anxiety. By placing Palo Santo oil directly on skin, you can use it to treat psoriasis, acne, wounds and sprains.
Our Palo Santo products are available in natural form, chips, sticks, and as candles. The smoothing aroma of Palo Santo is very spiritual, as it was once used by the Incas to cleanse the spirit from negative energy. Palo Santo oil is recognized for a myriad of powerful therapeutic properties, including the ability to uplift mood, strengthen vitality and aid in protection. Our products can bring those therapeutic properties right to you by lowering stress levels and eliminating anxiety. Click here to see our Palo Santo products. You will love the way they smell and the positive effects they have on your mind and body.
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