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3 Wellness Stories to Kick-Start Your Week

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This week in wellness news, just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts.

Read that and these other great stories yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.

  • An Easy Entry into Yoga for People with Aging Joints: Plagued by stiff or painful joints as we age, some of us consider yoga. We sign up for a “gentle” yoga class but find ourselves pushing too hard to keep up, feeling inadequate, becoming more rigid instead of more relaxed. So we try a yoga video, which we can do alone at home. But there’s still that in­cred­ibly flexible teacher on the screen, effortlessly making us feel tense and clumsy.
  • How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017: “Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am not my thoughts and that thoughts are simply that, thoughts has been hugely helpful in terms of the way I experience the world.”
  • The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns: “Repeated negative thought patterns are a strangely comfortable nemesis we keep at all times, if for no other reason than that they are familiar. Yet, intuitively, you understand that replaying a cringeworthy historical event repeatedly in your head is unhelpful, if not harmful. Similarly, telling yourself that you are not worth the raise when the underlying driving force is that you have a terrible sense of self worth is nothing more than a negative thought pattern that can be quite destructive.”

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