I began my Meditation Monday blog series on December 19, 2016. One year on, I have covered the gambit of meditation and relaxation techniques. I began with Yoga, and have included everything from Qi Gong to chair yoga and candle gazing to stone stacking. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, or hate to exercise (like me!) there’s something for everyone.
Many of you may wonder why I focus so heavily on meditation and motivation, despite being a nutrition site. As someone who is studying holistic nutrition, I learned early on that food is only part of the equation when it comes to complete, whole body health. A body under constant stress is an unhealthy body, even if you eat in a super healthy way. Yes, all of that healthy food does help, but the stress still takes a toll on you. That’s why I include so many meditation and motivational posts on my blog.
In fact, I feel that dealing with stress is so important, my very first blog post, from over a year ago, was devoted to dealing with anger:
Here are just a few physical effects stress has on your body:
- Acne and other skin problems
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- High cholesterol
- Increased risk for a heart attack
- Lower bone
- Joint pain
- Acid reflux
- Irritable bowel
- Lower sex drive
- Comprised immune system
So below is a list of 23 of my Meditation Monday posts from this past year, beginning with my first YOGA post, from December 19, 2016. I hope you can find something on this list to help you relieve stress over this holiday season, and through out the new year.