MINDFULNESS

Mind and Body

BodyHoliday is as much about the Mind as the Body. Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. play a big role in our activities schedule. Although there are plenty of group classes in all of these disciplines, one and one sessions are always available. We all understand the pressures of modern life and the sometimes unavoidable stress that results.

MINDFULNESS

Tai Chi

Stroll through a Chinese city early in the morning, and you’re likely to see groups of people exercising in the park. You’ll see them moving through a series of slow, graceful movements. As their bodies flow from one exercise to the next, their minds are focused only on their deep, relaxed breathing.

Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.Tai chi developed in China as a type of martial art. No one is exactly sure of its origin, but legend has it that it was started by a Taoist monk named Chang San-Feng, who developed 13 exercises based on the movements of animals. Today tai chi is used to promote fitness, meditation, balance, breathing, and well-being.

Why people practice tai chi

Tai chi is a good aerobic exercise. But fitness is not the only benefit of tai chi. Here are other reasons to do tai chi:

  • To improve balance, flexibility, and coordination
  • To relieve pain and stiffness
  • To relax the mind and relieve stress
  • To improve breathing
  • To achieve an overall sense of wellness

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MINDFULNESS

Meditation

The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration.

People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns and even increased pain tolerance.

Meditation is something everyone can do to improve their mental and emotional health. You can do it anywhere, without special equipment or memberships. There’s a great variety of styles too, each with different strengths and benefits. Trying out a style of mediation suited to your goals is a great way to improve your quality of life, even if you only have a few minutes to do it each day.

Benefits listed

  1. Reduces stress
  2. Controls anxiety
  3. Promotes emotional health
  4. Enhances self-awareness
  5. Improves attention span
  6. May reduce age related memory loss
  7. Can generate lindness and empathy
  8. Can help fight addictions
  9. Improves sleep
  10. Helps control pain
  11. Lowers blood pressure
  12. You can Meditate anywhere

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EXERCISE

BodyYoga

Yoga for mind. Yoga is an internal practice. While moving through various postures, whether simple or challenging the mind is continuously tested. Discipline, patience, focus and concentration increase through Yoga training. This in turn helps people to overcome fear, anger, varying moods and attachments. Yoga helps to strengthen both body and mind. Yoga for soul. Yoga helps us to look beyond the material world, to experience the self and to feel more at one with nature. Many people find that Yoga helps them to live in total spiritual contentment.

Learn more about Yoga at BodyHoliday.

BodyYoga is the culmination of many years gathering expertise and knowledge at the BodyHoliday in order to create a Yoga program to suit a wide range of needs. BodyYoga is about the pursuit of optimal wellness. Our aim is to find the right Yoga style for you and combine with sensible nutrition, therapies, relaxation and meditation. Yoga and Ayurveda are two interrelated healing disciplines which have their origins in India. Yoga is the spiritual and physical aspect of Ayurveda. At the BodyHoliday we combine Yoga’s spiritual aspect with Ayurvedic science to provide you with a unique combination of physical, mental, spiritual and therapeutic benefits. Yoga for body. It lengthens and tones all muscle groups and strengthens the entire core body. It is a safe and effective way to alleviate aches and pains in the body while boosting the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, serotonin.

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