What the mind thinks, the body will accept it as fact.
Your mind is just like a cell phone, it sends waves. The body is the receptor of the waves. So remember to think positively and let the bad thoughts go away. As soon as you are aware of a bad thought, replace it immediately with a positive thought.
Become aware of everything around you: What affects your mood, your thoughts, your behaviour, your health, etc.? Whatever doesn’t feel good, let it go and turn the page and keep on with our life?
What can you do to help your mind to relax? STOP, have a glass of water with lemon, smell the flowers, enjoy a few breaths, admire the scenery, look at your children, talk to a friend, have a hug, it is good for the immune system.
Yoga is a 5,000 year-old discipline that originated in India. There are many types of yoga, ranging from almost entirely meditative (i.e. Raja Yoga) to the very physically challenging (i.e. Asthanga or Power Yoga); look for a beginner’s class (i.e. Hatha Yoga or Viniyoga) if it is your first try. In yoga, you work the whole body, you hold a pose, called asana, or you move from one to another to make it more cardio, called vinyasa.
It is strengthening and stretching at the same time. It will improve balance, coordination, range of motion and posture. Every body can do it from a CEO of a company, passing through the entertainment business, to the general population.
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. It became popular mainly with dancers. Every exercises is meant to work a part of the body either core muscles, abs, glutes, lower back, hips, legs, shoulders and arms.
It is strengthening and stretching. It will tone and improve posture as well as flexibility. If you have back problem, it is STRONGLY recommended to hire a Certified Pilates Instructor to make sure you will be working safely.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice performed to improve the flow of CHI or energy in the body. It will work the whole body. Every movement is being done slowly and gently in improving balance, stamina, flexibility, and coordination.