Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Simple Meditation

11th April 2014

Do you have a favorite song that is comforting, soothing, inspiring, reassuring, or calming?  If so, put on the tune, close your eyes, get comfortable and enjoy the melody and/or lyrics.

There you go—you’ve just meditated!

We are encouraged to meditate every day to receive the numerous benefits.  In just a few minutes, you can lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, acquire energy, inspire creativity, clear your mind and soothe your soul!

Meditation comes in many…

Citrus Part One

8th April 2014

From drinks, to salad dressings, desserts and main dishes, fresh home grown citrus will provide flavor enhancement for a variety of your meals. They are fragrant, beautiful and easy to grow also.

“Music provides the motivation to power the movement.”
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let “the beat” move her feet for decades.

Research shows how music impacts our performance: when we hear music, our body wants to move and we want to synchronize our movement to the beat.  In addition, listening to tunes gives us something to think about (or sing along with) and we subsequently forget about fatigue or discomfort.

Other research showed that when recreational and…