No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.
We are living in uncertain times, with coronavirus news flying at us at every angle. It is too easy to find things to add to whatever stress you're facing, especially when you're stuck at home for what feels like WAY too long.
All this to say, now would be a great time for all of us to take up the practice of meditation. Sitting in quiet, breathing deeply, and finding a sense of calm sounds like a small answer to the problems we're facing.
Each week, we're bringing you the best resources and influencers to give you a health boost. Here's what we're following this week to help you find your calm with the help of meditation.
Book: "10% Happier"
If you're not quite sold on meditation as a practice, maybe it's because you just need to know more about it. Dan Harris used to be in that same boat, but a series of circumstances led him to see mediation as a helpful tool for calming his life.
Podcast: "Yoga Girl Daily"
Meditation doesn't have to be hours upon hours of sitting on a tiny pillow in the corner of your room — it can be a habit that takes under 10 minutes to complete! "Yoga Girl Daily" leads you through a short, beginner level meditation that can help quiet your mind, no matter what's going on around you.
Instagram influencer: Lindsey Gaterman
Lindsey Gaterman, known as Gater amongst her friends and students, wasn't always a fan of meditation — but now she teaches it! She also shares tips, personal encouragement, and opportunities for healthy meditation practice.
Twitter account: On Meditation
On Meditation strives to bring encouraging words to everyone in the process of meditating, no matter how new or old they are to the practice.
YouTuber: Charisma on Command
OK so maybe this meditation thing sounds ok, but what can you really expect from it? Thankfully, there are plenty of meditation pros who have done the research and are happy to report back.
Artist: Meditation Music Zone
Guided meditation is great, but you can also "sit on your own" if you so choose. Meditation Music Zone has all the peaceful vibes you need to do just that.
BONUS: Meditation pillow
You don't need a specific mediation pillow, but it's just more fun when you have one — trust me.
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