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Day 12: Connecting for Balance

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Meditation (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

 

We are social creatures, who thrive in community. Connecting with one another allows us to express our most heartfelt hopes and dreams and be of service to one another. Our supportive relationships enhance the positive messages we send our bodies each day and invite better health and wellbeing into our lives.

 

As we prepare for meditation today, take a moment to be grateful for the many individuals who contribute to your life and in whose lives you make a difference.

 

Our centering thought for today is:

 

I cherish my every connection.

 

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Day 11: Eating for Balance

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While we often learn about food from external sources, Ayurveda teaches us to trust the inner wisdom of our bodies, which insightfully guides us to make the correct food choices. Eating an array of natural, colorful foods, rich in nutrients, that also provides the six tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent—helps us align our doshas and keeps us balanced.

Just as conscious breathing invites greater prana, or energy, into our lives, so, too, do nutritious foods and fresh, clean water. It’s important, then, to make choices that are in tune with our bodies and eat with awareness in order to optimize our health.

Our centering thought for today is:

I choose foods that help me thrive.

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Day 10: Breathing for Balance

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Today, we take a closer look at something we all do every day—breathing. Everything that is alive is energized by a force called prana. Prana means energy or life force and, in humans, that life force is the breath.

Whereas most of our breathing is regulated automatically, conscious breathing can completely shift our perception. When we close our eyes and simply witness the breath as it flows in and out of our nostrils, we invite peace and balance into our lives, bathing our brains and every cell of our bodies in energy and vitality.

Our centering thought for today is:

I am one with the breath of life.

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Day 9: Creating Balance

Today, we spend time thinking about our environments—at home and away—and find ways to make them more nourishing and peaceful.

ThinkingConsider those things that you enjoy—the scents, sights, sounds—that bring calm to your mind and spirit, and warm your heart. With just a little bit of thought and effort, we can create environments that support our success and enable us to feel positive and alive. So, as you enjoy your home and work in your professional space, we encourage you to make those small, simple changes that will allow your environment to enhance your life.

Our centering thought for today is:

My outer world reflects my inner world.

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Day 8: Restoring Balance

Vincent Bethell Self Aware Placard

Vincent Bethell Self Aware Placard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today’s discussion and meditation focus on restoring balance and how we can become more self-aware. Throughout our days, we tend to repeat the same activities without thinking much about them. At some point, though, we become aware of these habits and, later, we may even become self-aware, wondering why these habits are part of our lives and deciding whether they benefit us.

Our entire journey together over these three weeks is one that will lead us to greater self-understanding.

Our centering thought for today is:

With awareness, I create healthy habits.

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