Staying Fit in Quarantine – Part 2

Social Isolation Fitness Inspiration  Quarantining is very important for improving public health, but can understandably make daily exercise more difficult. However, COVID quarantine didn’t stop passionate runner Pan Shancu,  from Hangzhou, China, from getting his steps in.  Despite being quarantined in his small apartment, Shancu set up a track using two large tables and ran … Continue reading Staying Fit in Quarantine – Part 2

Staying Fit in Quarantine – Part 1

Quarantine can easily make you feel like a couch potato. The gyms are closed and you might be cramped in a small space for the time being. With that in mind, it's hard to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise weekly that's been shown to reduce the risk of all kinds … Continue reading Staying Fit in Quarantine – Part 1

Mindfulness Resources – Part 6

Interested in the Buddhist philosophy behind Mindfulness & Meditation? Here are some Buddhist Resources & Meditation Teachers for a deeper dive! Insight Meditation SocietySpirit Rock Meditation CenterDharma SeedSharon SalzbergJoseph GoldsteinAlexis SantosSayadaw U Tejaniya Sylvie BowdenWritten in Collaboration with Gray Meckling

Mindfulness Resources – Part 5

Take a deeper dive into how a regular Mindfulness & Meditation practice can positively affect your health! Research Organizations & Websites to learn more about Mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your daily life: Centre for Mindfulness StudiesCenter for Healthy MindsMindfulness Center at Brown UniversityMind and Life InstituteUMass Memorial Center for MindfulnessUCLA Mindful Awareness … Continue reading Mindfulness Resources – Part 5

Mindfulness Resources – Part 3

Meditation Instructions (borrowed from https://samharris.org/how-to-meditate/): Sit comfortably, with your spine erect, either in chair or cross-legged on a cushion.Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and feel the points of contact between your body and the chair or floor. Notice the sensations associated with sitting—feelings of pressure, warmth, tingling, vibration, etc.Gradually become aware of … Continue reading Mindfulness Resources – Part 3

Mindfulness Resources – Part 1

Does all the recent talk surrounding COVID-10, Coronavirus, quarantine, and self-isolation have you feeling stressed, anxious or irritable? Now may be the perfect time to start a meditation practice. Mindfulness, which can be defined as present moment awareness, is an age-old practice. However, it has been growing in popularity more and more each year due … Continue reading Mindfulness Resources – Part 1