3 easy steps to decompress of your stressed day and meditate

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Maui, Feb. 2014

Maui, Feb. 2014

Working, raising children, spending time with relatives/friends and exercising can make you feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day. I ask my clients: “Do you take time to breathe?”  You’d be surprised to hear some of the answers! So, I like meditate with them prior to exercise as they rush to come to their personal training session with me; just 5 minutes of resting & breathing exercise make a huge difference on their workout performance.  Here are some tricks to do on your own prior to beginning your exercise program.

  • Comfort is the key: Bring a beach towel or a mat and lay on your back with arms by your side and palms facing the sky
  • Shut the brain off: We have as many as 70,000 thoughts a day! Focus on your breathing by inhaling and exhaling through your nose
  • If you find that you’re close to falling asleep, take a seated position and bring your spine neutral with your chest pointed toward the sky.

 

Learn more about how to meditate here.

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    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

    - Jodi W.,

    Melanie, thank you so much for all the extra effort you put in to teaching our residents.  It is so wonderful to see how much you care!

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