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When it comes to mindfulness, it's something we should all be practicing more every day. As we continue to live in a world where most of us are staying at home and limiting our contact with others, it's a good time to turn things inward and check-in with yourself.
Below, Holmes Chiropractic Goes over a few ways to exercise your mind during this time.
Sit down and try to think of nothing for 10 minutes... every day. That's pretty much what meditation is. Sit down with your back straight. Maintain good posture and focus on your breathing. If you have an invasive thought, identify it and let it drift on down the stream of consciousness. Initially, you'll probably find yourself thinking quite a bit. As time goes on and as your practice strengthens, you'll find yourself thinking of nothing more and more, which is the idea! Proper meditation is like a power nap for the brain, you'll find yourself coming out of your session refreshed and ready to carry on with your day in a positive way.
We tend to think of ourselves all the time, plain and simple. The more time you can spend thinking of someone else, the less narcissistic you will be yourself. Apart from your meditation practice, it can be nice to close your eyes and close the distance between yourself and a loved one. During your meditation, you can even invite people who you've loved and loss to sit with you. You'll be surprised how much of a spiritual presence you'll start to feel. The truth is, the love we share with others is not completely contingent upon them being there in the flesh. It's beneficial to explore keeping these connections strong.
As the last two modes of mindfulness are more easygoing, balancing these practices out with exercising the mind more rigorously might serve you well. Read a difficult book that requires concentration and thought. Do this for 30 minutes to an hour each day to strengthen and expand your mind.
Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle.
A good night of sleep is crucial for your body and brain for a number of reasons. Getting your requisite 7-9 hours each night will help your daytime awareness, this much is widely known. But not a lot of people know the full benefits of a good night of sleep.
Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few compelling benefits that getting your Zs gets you.
When you get into deeper states of sleep, your blood flow increases, targeting the muscles, which enables tissue growth to occur.
REM sleep has been shown to give energy to the brain and the body. Your brain is also being active during states of dreaming.
A healthy night of sleep has been shown to help contribute to a healthy immune system, which will help you ward off sickness and infection.
Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can help you get a better night of sleep, even for those who live with insomnia. Call today to learn more.
As many of us continue to hunker down in our quarantine efforts, some of us might be taking it a little too easy on ourselves when it comes to getting exercise, getting the right amount of sleep (and not oversleeping), and eating healthy foods.
Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few common mistakes people are making with their quarantine routines.
Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water will help your body run and function properly. Lack of hydration can lead to headaches, irritability, lethargy, exhaustion, and more.
Most of us staying at home now have a considerable amount of free time on our hands. It's important to try to be productive, even if it's just in small ways. Keep the house clean, meditate, even make some video calls to some loved ones -- all those things are better than sitting on the couch binging TV for hours.
It's important to get 20-45 minutes of exercise in each day, whether it's a morning walk or a Zoom yoga class you're attending. Make sure you stay active this time in order to stay healthy.
Take a good look at your routine and see if there are areas where you can improve. Making progress, even if it's slow, that's what it's all about! Contact Holmes Chiropractic for more information about how to boost your COVID-19 defense.
At Holmes Chiropractic, we offer techniques that incorporate The Palmer Method, techniques that improve posture and provide drug-free pain relief, not to mention release tension in the body for therapeutic and wellness benefits.
The Palmer Method is a technique that aims to manipulate the atlas, which is the first vertebra. The atlas is located at the top of your spine and misalignment of the atlas can cause potential problems that extend to the lower spinal column. Properly aligning the rest of the vertebra will help your spine fall more naturally into place.
The Palmer Method utilizes a special “hole-in-one” technique. We provide X-rays that will help locate the exact position of the atlas, then systematically manipulate the spine and atlas in a variety of directions until we're able to put it rightfully in place.
If you'd like to learn more about our techniques and services, contact Holmes Chiropractic today. We have a long track record of keeping families healthy and well.