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Do Meditate and Drive

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Ever take a routine drive, arrive and then realize you don’t remember how you got there? You were on autopilot, off in your thoughts the entire drive. This is dangerous for you and other drivers.

Meditation is a great tool for helping you drive more safely. Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not about escaping, it’s about being present. While driving, you can focus on your senses for meditation help. You can first focus on your breath, taking deep breaths in and out through your nose. Start with 6 seconds in and out and then increase to 8, 10 and 12. A second technique is to really become aware of your surroundings, see the road, the cars, the sky, the trees around you. So many times, we are on autopilot and miss the beauty around us on a simple drive. Third is noticing your body, really feeling the steering wheel in your grip, your feet placement, your body position (great time to practice sitting with a straight spine;)

Try these techniques and see which one works best for you. You will notice that you will become a more calm, present and safe driver.

Namaste,
GGY

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Energy Vampires Suck

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We share our energy throughout the day with coworkers, friends, and family members, but we need to become aware of our energy around them.

Ever hang out with someone and feel completely drained of energy? Sounds like an energy sucker to me. Some people will share your energy frequency and level and keep you light with their balance, contentment or positive energy, while others will feed on that from you.

Some great examples of this are the coworker that constantly complains about their job, friend that is unhappy with her boyfriend or unhealthy family member that wants to lose weight. They ask for your honest advice every day and you give it. They agree with you and then do nothing. Every day, same story. This will suck your energy. Keep your time with these energy vamps short or just stick to other topics. You don’t want to end up going vamp, too ;)

Namaste,
GGY

Email me your blog suggestions or wellness questions you’d like answered to brenda.blanco1@gmail.com. 

Big Risk for Big Rewards

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Many of us have or will fall upon a time when we feel lost or at a crossroads. I invite you to look upon this time as an opportunity instead of a curse.

This is the time to take a risk for happiness, whatever that means for you. It could be a major change in career, relationship, or geography or a small fun change like taking time to learn an instrument, take an improv class or learn a new language, whatever will make your heart sing.

For me, the big risk was leaving my secure six-figure job to become a full time yoga teacher and healer. After years of being unhappy, I made the leap. The lifestyle is physically and financially challenging, but it is also amazingly fulfilling. I’d always dreamed of a life of helping and inspiring others and now that is my every day. What is your heart’s desire?

Your happiness is the biggest reward possible. Isn’t it worth the risk? It’s time to stop distracting yourself with television, alcohol, food and other mindnumbing practices and ask yourself “what does happiness mean to me?” The last thing we want to do is look back on our lives with regret. Isn’t it better to look back and say we pursued happiness with action, not just words? Sometimes, we will succeed and sometimes we will fail, but we will always have peace in our efforts.

Namaste Yogis ;)

GGY

Email me your blog suggestions or wellness questions you’d like answered to brenda.blanco1@gmail.com.