Notes from the Lake

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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…

“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…

After finally deciding to start exercising, you’re eager to embark on a fitness routine.  However, before lacing up those shoes and breaking a sweat, you have questions: How much?  How often?  What works?  What’s best? 

In response, you begin a search for reliable recommendations.  Your physician prescribes a 30-minute walk every day for good health and that seems possible.  A friend claims that vigorously working up a good sweat for at least 360 minutes each week insures…