rest, be active, eat well, cleanse

Via on Oct 30, 2010

Take rest where you can find it!  The sweet little girl resting in the pedal box – is my granddaughter, Sage, napping during Spiritual Rez‘s set at LEAF.

Early this year I completed a 6-month Health Coaching Program with B1 Community.  We touched upon so many aspects of living a healthy life – and today I would like to share information about the 4 quadrants of health – which are: rest, activity, nutrition, detox.

1) Rest
This is not just about how many hours of sleep we get each night (6-8 hours recommended).  We should also think about ‘slowing down’.  Are we always in a rush – to do the next thing, to get to the next place, to prepare for the next day?  Slow down, breathe.  Learn to be in the moment and there you will find rest during your daytime.  Also, I would suggest – yoga nidra.  A great way to rest the body & mind.

2) Activity
The body appreciates movement.  Being still is not good.  So – move!  Yoga (of course I would suggest that), running, hiking, biking, walking – what is it that you like to do that moves the body and contributes to a strong, healthy being.  The CDC outlines the benefits of physical activity.

3) Nutrition
The old saying – we are what we eat!  It’s true.  What we consume either contributes to the decline of the body or strengthens the immune system.  Dr. Michael Greger examines clinical nutrition research, dispels myths and shares this valuable information with us by way of his DVDs and lectures.

4) Detox/cleanse
Removing toxicity from our lives…. this can be eliminating certain foods, environmental pollutants, removing mercury fillings from your mouth and being mindful about who we spend time with.  What is harming you?  How can we practice ‘maitri’ – loving-kindness toward ourselves?

Be curious about your life choices and find solutions to cleanse your body, mind & soul.

Namaste,
~Maureen

About Maureen Miller

Maureen is a yoga teacher, life/health coach and an aspiring writer. She teaches yoga and leads a yoga teacher training/develop your yoga practice program for students who want to learn more about integrating the body, mind and spirit. Maureen believes when we find balance in all areas of our lives, we live in alignment with our core values and we can live a life filled with intention and purpose.  As a yoga teacher and life/health coach, it is her intention to be with students/coaches on their journey as they investigate decisions that brought them to where they are today, examine options toward change and make choices to break through current challenges.  You can find Maureen on Facebook, Twitter and at her website: Living Life, Making Choices.

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