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

Jun 112014
 

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8am – Torch the Fat

9am – Restorative Pilates and Meditation

$15/class or $20 for both

Saturday Classes are on-demand…weekly I send out an email and if you can attend then RSVP..classes are confirmed Thursday night.

Please let me know if you would like to be added to the weekly email list, contact me at info@moveyourbody.ca

“Unbelievable class…another one for the books. Honestly a totally wicked workout.

I love the combination of the two classes…I give it all I’ve got and then I totally relax and recharge.

 Tanya, thank you for your help. I feel like I am in better shape now than when I was much younger.

Tanya, perfect workout all I could ask for. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put in to your classes.

On a separate note it has been one year to the day since my back surgery. Tanya I can’t say thank you enough for all the encouragement, support and hard work that you have provided me with.  – Chris

Torch the Fat Class – this class starts with a warm up and using a variety of equipment we ramp it up and add in some high-intensity interval training. You always work at your own level (what is hard for your neighbour may be easier or harder for you). It is a head to toe workout that will torch your fat!

High-intensity interval-type training also boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production. A 2003 study published in the journal Sports Medicine found that “exercise intensity above lactate threshold and for a minimum of 10 minutes appears to elicit the greatest stimulus to the secretion of HGH.”

Restorative Pilates and Meditation – Ahhh, time for relaxation and rejuvenation.  A combination of Pilates, Yoga, Melting and Meditation.  Amazing for anyone who has any injuries. Class ends with breathing and meditation.

before and after

Why do we do bursts of intense exercise in class….

Because they help you to get naturally stronger, leaner, fitter, healthier and even smarter. Sure some low level cardio is good for the heart once in a while, but the real results come from the anaerobic work.

Because it stimulates the growth hormone. The take-home message once again – if you want to get the most advantage from time spent exercising, pick those exercises that stimulate release of HGH naturally. It’ll take less time and you’ll show the results even sooner.

Short burst, high-intensity types of exercises create a phenomenal “anti-aging” effect. It’s a commonly ignored exercise technique that can make a most dramatic difference in your health.

The two primary anti-aging effects created by these types of exercises are:

  1. Reduced age-related telomere shortening, and
  2. Increased production of human growth hormone (HGH)

What is a Telomere?

Your body is made up of some 10 trillion cells, and according to one theory, you age because your cells age. Therefore, if you can control the aging process in your cells, you should be able to control your aging, and this is where stopping age-related telomere shortening comes in.

Your telomeres shorten every time your cell divides, starting at the moment of conception. Think of your telomeres like the ends of your shoe laces.  You have the ability to keep the ends from shortening by what you put in your mouth, your lifestyle and your exercise!  WOW!!!
The pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and it sits at the base of the brain behind the nose. Even though it is small, this does not take away from its importance to the body. It produces human growth hormone (HGH), which is quintessential for growth when you are an adolescent. Once you are fully grown, HGH is responsible for the proper functioning of organs and tissues.
See you on Saturday mornings!!!

Tanya

Sources:

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/human-growth-hormone-2/#ixzz30HWiB0aP

http://www.livestrong.com/article/23889-exercises-release-human-growth-hormones/

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2010/12/24/a-fountain-of-youth-in-your-muscles.aspx