Jan 152017
 

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

We all do it.  Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavour gets the best of us.  Especially if we’re a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.

 

I’m talking about overeating at meals.

 

This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well being.  Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods.

 

But we may still overeat.  In this post I’m going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening.  Seriously!  If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you’ve got one up on the overeating cravings. Continue reading »

Aug 162016
 

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Realign Restore Meditate

You may think walking is easy until you can’t do it. You may experience pain in your feet, knees and or hips. And although even without pain walking may seem simple, it’s a very complex movement as it involves balancing on one foot without your conscious awareness.

If you experience any pain with walking (or anything for that matter) or never want to experience pain then taking part in the realign Restore Meditate Class is for you.

“Life changing class. Tanya is teaching me things I never thought to think about when it comes to my posture, my movement, my thoughts and how easy it is to incorporate into my everyday.” – Vicki

When you have stuck stress (unbeknownst to you) in your legs it causes a break down in the hydration levels of your tissues and as a result you may experience joint compression, uncoordinated movement, stiffness, poor balance, muscle tension and more. Issues with your legs can also result in pain in your hips, back and neck.

Are you tired of feeling this pain? Or perhaps you never want to feel this pain.

Continue reading »

Jan 122016
 

Chakra Meditation

Life is energy and the chakras are about energy. Chakras are the storehouses & transmitters of the universal energy & each chakra represents distinct 
frequencies within the universe. Each chakra offers a different perspective on life or any given situation.

  • Each week learn about a different chakra, starting with the Root and ending with the Crown
  • Chakras are spinning vortexes of subtle energy located along the spine and you will learn how to balance them
  • Develop self-control
  • Open your heart with love and compassion
  • Be in this moment
  • Speak your Inner Truth
  • Trust your Intuition
  • Surrender with faith and trust in the universe

Learn daily meditations to ground you, mudras, & the importance of sound

When: 

Monday Jan 25th, Feb 1st, 8th, 22, 29th, 29th, March 7th & 14th

DAYTIME: 2:45-3:15pm, The Green Owl, Bobcaygeon

OR

EVENING: 8-8:30pm, Move Your Body Studio, Bobcaygeon

To Register, please call or email Tanya at tanya@moveyourbody.ca or 705-887-4605. Classes are by donation :) 

Imagine the chakras as seven floors in a building. When you are on the bottom floor your view is significantly different then if you were looking out the window on the 7th floor. With each successive elevation, your view becomes successively more expansive.  If the window is clean and clear, your view will be clear, however, beliefs can cloud the windows and either distort your view or challenge you to change them. If you want to get a clearer view then you need to be ready to challenge your existing beliefs to clean them. As you consider each chakra, you will reflect on how each one manifests in your life.

Want to know more….What is a Chakra? And how does the first chakra apply to your Core? , Pleasure Abound with the Second Chakra, Self Control – Third Chakra

 

meditation poses at Hilarys (7)Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.

 


Oct 042015
 

It is always now. The reality of your life is always now. And to realize this you will see, is liberating. In fact, I think there is nothing more important to understand if you want to be happy in this world.

Join me for meditation & mindfulness during Core Conditioning Tuesday’s at 9am & Saturdays at 8:45am

But we spend most of our lives forgetting this truth; overlooking it, fleeing it, repudiating it. And the horror is that we succeed. We managed to avoid being happy while struggling to become happy, fulfilling one desire after the next, vanishing our fears, grasping at pleasure, recoiling from pain, and thinking, interminably, about how best to keep the whole works up and running. As a consequence, we spend our lives being far less content then we might otherwise be. We often fail to appreciate what we have until we have lost it. We crave experiences, objects, relationships, only to grow bored with them. And yet the craving persist.

There is nothing spooky about mindfulness. It is simply a state of clear, non-judgemental, and undistracted attention to the contents of consciousness, whether pleasant or unpleasant. Cultivating this quality of mind has been shown to reduce pain, anxiety and depression; improve cognitive function; even produced changes in gray matter density in regions of the brain related to learning and memory, emotional regulation, and self-awareness.

The Buddha described four foundations of mindfulness, which he taught as “the direct pass for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and limitation, for the disappearance of pain and grief, and for the attainment of the true way”. The four foundations of mindfulness are the body (breathing, changes in posture, activities); feelings (the senses of pleasantness, unpleasantness and neutrality; the mind (its moods and attitudes); and the objects of mind (which include the five senses but also other mental states such as volition, tranquility, rapture, equanimity, and even mindfulness itself).

 

There is nothing passive about mindfulness. Being mindful is not a matter of thinking more clearly about experience- it is the act of experiencing more clearly, including the arising of thoughts themselves. Mindfulness is a vivid awareness of whatever is appearing in one’s mind or body – thoughts, sensations, moods – without grasping at the present or recoiling from the unpleasant. Simply pay attention to the flow of experience in each moment.

The principal enemy of mindfulness – or of any other meditative practice – is the deeply conditioned habit of being distracted by thoughts. The problem is not thoughts themselves but the state of thinking without knowing that we are thinking. In fact, thoughts of all kinds can be perfectly good objects of mindfulness. Most people who believe they are meditating are merely thinking with their eyes closed. By practicing mindfulness, one can awaken from the dream of discursive thought and begin to see each rising image, idea, or bit of language vanish without a trace. What remains is consciousness itself, with its attendant sights, sounds, sensations and thoughts appearing and changing in every moment.

With practice, mindfulness becomes a well-formed habit of attention, and the difference between it and ordinary thinking will become increasingly clear. Begin to feel fully immersed in each moment of your life.

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here. Recently Tanya created Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions to help people realize the importance of healthy fats in their diets and how eating fat can make you lose fat. Tanya also coaches clients on Nutritional and Lifestyle Management.

Namaste,

Tanya

Source:

Waking UP by Sam Harris

Mar 082015
 

How do you ground yourself?

When life gets hectic and you seem to be reacting to what and who is around you…take a moment and colonize awareness in your body. Energize yourself through this awareness. Establish boundaries and notice where your energy is “leaking out”.

Enjoy this powerful experience of transformation. Continue reading »

Mar 052015
 
Every day leave the world a little brighter than you found it.
Speak from Soul to Soul.
 Honor the other’s essence. See beyond the layers of armor put on, willed into place, defaulted into being as shields to social tumbling. Let kindness loosen the screws that hold the visor down tight. Allow love to dissolve the mental patterns that script the plot of guard.
blue skyYour light is bright. Shine it through the armor’s cracks; steadfast, gentle, every day. The sun gives us light daily; and even on days you can’t see her, know she’s there behind the clouds. 
Beaming.
Likewise, you can choose to carry your light into the world every day. Be peace. Be love. 
Be gratitude. 
Be living proof that peace is real. That love is real. That gratitude is real.  
Touch a Soul today.

Continue reading »

Jan 112015
 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain

Typically when we get stressed the wheels start spinning and life can feel like it’s whirling at top speed.  We tend to feel like a Jack Russell ripping around a room, rushing at the problem.  What if we took a deep breath and approached the situation carefully like a St. Bernard? Or perhaps you do already…

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

Continue reading »

Jun 302014
 

Don’t worry if you haven’t been to class lately, we are just having fun implementing some life energy work into our moves and you can join in at any time.

Where the First Chakra is satisfied by survival, and the Second Chakra is constantly seeking pleasure, the Third Chakra is about developing self-control. Knowing when enough is enough, when to say no to pleasure, is part of this self-control.

Need a Chakra Recap: click here for the first chakra  and here for the second 🙂 Continue reading »

Apr 072014
 

Pleasure Abound with the Second Chakra

Don’t worry if you haven’t been to class lately, we are just having fun implementing some life energy work into our moves and you can join in at any time.

Where the First Chakra is satisfied by survival, the Second Chakra is constantly seeking pleasure, but balanced is best.

Need a Chakra Recap: click here

Second Chakra – Pleasure

2nd chakra orange lady in meditation

  • Located in the pelvis, drawn to colour orange and stones  – amber and carnelian
  • Search for pleasure, desire to enjoy the experience of sensual and sexual activities, enjoy life
  • Magnetism – what attracts /repels you?

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  • Can be dangerous without values – the search for pleasure reduces itself to hedonism and an undisciplined life
  • To experience pleasure is one thing, but to recognize the experience as enjoyable and then enter into the felt sense of appreciation of the moment – now that’s an art
  • The 2nd chakra grasps for whatever brings pleasure and these experiences habituate very easily – sex, drugs tobacco, chocolate and drugs
  • The lure of the habit overcomes the individual trapped in this center and the thought of pleasure drives one to indulge
  • When you are in habit mode you are attempting to recreate a pleasure remembered from the past- which cannot lead to fulfillment.
  • What is pushed down grows stronger. Taking part in the indulgence while simultaneously staying aware is the antidote.
  • We tend to lose awareness during the pursuit of pleasure – the trick is to stay fully conscious and mindful during the experience. This is different from quitting the experience – the yearning for the experience doesn’t leave it just gets pushed down. It is better to let your indulgences drop away as they no longer serve you. As you focus more on the current pleasure instead of the pursuit of pleasure, you will leave certain indulgences behind with a conscious awareness that the experience no longer leads to the promised pleasure.  Be present during the experience – not pre or post experience!

Meditation

Sitting comfortably with spine lengthened, eyes softly closed, draw your attention to your breath to bring you into this present moment.

Consider an experience of pleasure gratification that you often take part in, but tend to feel guilty about. Reach for the object of pleasure and experience it with full awareness.

  • How do you experience the sensation of this experience – Enjoyable? Guilty?
  • Where do you feel it in your body?
  • How are you experiencing the sensation?
  • Bring your full awareness to the experience. You will find that this sensitizes your capacity for pleasure and you are satisfied with less.

Allow yourself to sit for a few moments with the feelings created by this meditation. Bring your awareness back to your breath and then slowly open your eyes.

To fully experience the Grounding meditations use the fabulous essential oils from Living Libations. My class LOVES the aroma of the Sacral Chakra – Creativity – which encourages interaction of pleasure and flow.

Balanced

  • A balanced Pleasure chakra is when you have a creative and controlled passion for life. You have the ability to lose yourself spontaneously in the wonder of life. Your sex life is harmonious with your needs. Involving yourself with nature, art, dance and beauty enrich this chakra.
  • You are self-assured, have a positive self image knowing that you have the ability to attract all that you will need from the universe.
  • You are deeply satisfied while experiencing the delight of your senses

Unbalanced

Major clue for noticing an imbalance is the second chakra is a desire to lose yourself in sex, drugs, alcohol, food or any stimulating sensations.

  • If unbalanced, the search for pleasure is not completed by a sense of fulfillment and the chase is on. Imbalance leads to insensitivity. Stronger and stronger doses of pleasure are required to get through the numbness surrounding the heart. Is it the wounds of previous experiences or the cynical callousness of mistrust that blocks the balanced perspective? Whatever it is, it is not worth it; let go of the issue and come back into balance by finding something to enjoy and experience with the totality of your being
  • If you feel inadequate or uncomfortable in social situations this is another clue to a lack of balance in the second chakra.
  • The only way to regain balance is from the inside out. You have to get there yourself; not wait for the external situation to change.

 peace saying

Exercise

When next hugged, or while tasting something delightful or listening to a beautiful song, close your eyes for a moment and focus on the deep sense of satisfaction you are feeling. Enter into thankfulness for the experience and focus on the delight in every cell of your body.  Feel the aliveness.

Tips to Awaken

  • The next time you feel dull and life seems to have lost its shine, try a conscious immersion into pleasure
  • How does a hot bath feel? What music is playing? How does the water feel against every skin cell? What beauty do you see in the room?
  • Focus on the delight of your senses
  • Let go of all the guilt and any “shoulds” about what you ought to be doing right now and fully surrender to the pleasure of the moment. Go  to the place within you that notices this pleasure and acknowledge how satisfying it is

peace in all of us

May you be balanced throughout your day!

Namaste,

Tanya

PS. Something else to add to your healthy living….

The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul – sometimes referred to as “the third eye”. This gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness.

For the people that seek to fully activate their spiritual potential and tap into the power of the pineal gland, one must begin by strengthening its function through detoxification and proper nutrition. Click here to keep reading about the 6 foods to boost your spirituality.

Sources:

Chakras For Beginners – A Guide to Balancing your Chakra Energies by David Pond

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/top-6-supplements-for-detoxing-plus-boost-your-spirituality

Living Libations essential oils – Their 7 Chakra Essences are bundled for you!!! Every blend is a liquid jewel for harmonizing each chakra.  Each combination offers a gift to expand your harmony, and glow. Anoint your pulse points for meditation and to harmonize your energy centers, auric field and cruise your cerebrospinal muse.

Feb 212014
 

I’ve Learned

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“If I’ve learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places.  I’ve learned that the most toxic people can teach us the most important lessons; that our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; and that the most heartbreaking losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people.  I’ve learned that what seems like a curse in the moment can actually be a blessing, and that what seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path.  I’ve learned that no matter how difficult things seem, there is always hope.  And I’ve learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible things seem, we can’t give up.  We have to keep going.  Even when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone, we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it will pass, and we will make it through.  We’ve made it this far.  We can make it through whatever comes next.”  by Daniel Koepke

 

Here are 12 SYMPTOMS OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

1.  An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

2.  Frequent attacks of smiling.

3.  Feelings of being connected with others and nature.

4.  Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

5.  A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.

6.  An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

7.  A loss of ability to worry.

8.  A loss of interest in conflict.

9.  A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

10. A loss of interest in judging others.

11. A loss in interest in judging self.

12.  Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything.

(from Recovery Trade Publications)

Thank you to Marcia for sharing this with me.  I have shared it with my classes and they loved it so I thought I would spread it around some more!

Peace,

Tanya