We’ve all experienced occasions when we’d like to focus on some sort of task but can’t seem to get “in the zone.” Luckily, there are simple ways to achieve focus that are effective. Below, we list five easy steps that will help you to get centered quickly. Each “step” will take you down a new sensory pathway that has an impact on our mood and our ability to concentrate.
In out last blog post, we introduced Sergeant Jason Newton to our readers. Known as “the mindful officer,” he’s been kind enough to share the story of how he has embraced mindfulness, as well as his advocacy for teaching a holistic approach to his colleagues, in Colorado, to help with stress. In the second installment of this series, we shift our focus to his teaching of mindfulness in a classroom setting.
This edition of the Sage Tonic blog is a little different: it’s an interview with a Sage Tonic client who has found ways to apply products like our lavender wipes to help his colleagues develop long-term coping strategies for dealing with stress.
In our last blog post, we made a general introduction to the concept of circadian rhythm (CR) and its importance in maintaining balance in our daily routines and sleep. In this blogpost, we’re going to take a little closer look at one particular aspect of the impact of CR: supporting the maintenance of healthier food intake and more efficient weight control.
Many of the cycles in nature – like bears hibernating or deciduous trees losing their leaves – are often calibrated by the light of the sun. Its daily appearance and disappearance over weeks and months is like a slow-rocking cradle for our systems, balancing between periods of activity and rest. Sleep is a crucial part of maintaining this balance for humans.
Yoga’s wisdom goes back 5,000 years when it began in India. The gradual movements of yoga combine challenging exercise with deep empathy – the understanding that people of all athletic abilities should be able to benefit from the mindfulness and stretching that form the core of the practice. Because it is so adaptable to individual needs, yoga supports the perfect union of mind and body in adults as well as in children. Adults who have grown their inner and outer strength through yoga are often eager to share this practice with their kids.
As we enter cold and flu season, it’s time to strengthen our immune systems to face the onslaught of sniffles, coughs and sneezes. Research shows that tea possesses compounds which can enhance the immune system and offer added defense against illnesses that tend to occur more often this time of year. These compounds include catechins (a chemical found in plants, especially green tea), amino acids (important in building proteins that help the immune system) and polyphenols (an antioxidant).