massage and meditation

Massage & Meditation: How These Two Things Can Totally Transform Your Life

You’re probably wondering why we are talking about two very different things in the same post. While massage and meditation are indeed different, they can also go hand in hand. Allow me to elaborate!
What is the purpose of massage?

If you’re like most people, you go for a massage because you’re looking to improve how you physically feel. Some people have pain, others have mobility issues, while some just want their body to feel relaxed. Whatever the reason may be, you massage to promote physical well-being!

What about meditation, why do we meditate and what’s the purpose?

Just like there are several different massage techniques, there are also many ways to meditate.
I think we can all agree that we meditate to promote mental/psychological well-being!
Personally, I meditate to declutter all the trash (AKA thoughts) in my mind. Continue reading

Yoga Poses to Aid Falling Asleep

If you are having difficulties falling asleep at night, practising a few yoga postures as demonstrated in this video can help you relax and unwind.

My personal favourite is the last pose – legs-up-the-wall. Practising this will gently increase the blood circulation towards the upper body and head, which can create a nice balance if you have been standing or sitting for a long time. It is also beneficial if you are stressed, fatigued, or jet-lagged.

Precautions : Avoid legs-up-the-wall pose if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), glaucoma or hernia.

 

~Namaste~

 

 

References:

1. Do Less, Relax More:Legs-Up-The-Wall – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/legs-up-the-wall-pose/

8 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO ENSURE YOU GET THAT MUCH NEEDED RESTFUL SLEEP

1. Eliminate Light Sources

Your body has a very natural reaction to light, which signals the brain to be awake. No wonder it’s much easier to wake up on a bright and sunny morning as opposed to a dark and gloomy one.

The same principle applies at bedtime. If you want to ensure a better sleep, try to avoid exposure to iPhones, iPods, laptops, computers, TV and any other electronics at least an hour or so before going to bed. The glowing light from such devices can delay the release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin. The darker your room, the better! Continue reading