How to keep your body and mind healthy!?

Having a healthy body and a healthy mind is very important, as we all know, or at least we learn this quickly through out our lives...

For some reason it is a lot easier to be unhealthy and miserable, so I want to share with you a few ways in which I achieve or maintain a healthy body and mind:

 

DANCING

Exercise is of course an important way to keep our bodies healthy, but I am not the kind of person who enjoys going to the gym and using all of the equipment. However, I have found ways to keep fit and build strength...

From the age of 8 I started dancing regularly: It began with ballet, tap, modern and jazz classes, and from then on dancing became a part of my life eternally!

Not only does it build and improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina, but you learn and develop important life skills, such as communication, team building, relationships, biology and anatomy. It also makes me FEEL VERY happy and allows me to express myself and release my energy positively. I can not stop smiling inside and outside! It is my easiest form of happiness and mediation. However, I have come to realise that when I am finding moments in life a little challenging, I can't always just stand up and boogie!! It's all about using the right method at the appropriate time! 

YOGA

Yoga reminds me of the discipline I received when I did ballet growing up. It provides my overall grounding; both physically and mentally! It gives me the opportunity to reconnect with myself - my soul, all whilist moving... dancing! And focus on who I’m working on becoming at that moment in my life. 

But it also integrates mindfulness and mediation...

MEDITATION

Yoga and meditation go hand in hand really. In fact, Yoga started as a way to prepare your body for mediation! However I find it quite challenging and when it comes to mediation my beloved ego appears and tells me:

"oh, I am just wasting more of my time and giving myself the opportunity to sit and ponder over my annoying negative thoughts..."

Does anybody else ever feel the same? #letmeknow #shareyourthoughts

The problem for me has always been balance! I have always liked to have a busy lifestyle and I thought that sitting on the sofa, or even sleeping was a waste of time! Of course my body soon told me I was wrong! But putting my ego aside, the truth is, when I do give myself the time to meditate I feel connected, balanced, light, peaceful, relaxed, like I'm an energetic force in our universe! It makes me feel healthy inside and out! It works!

#don'tlistentoyourego #listentoyourheart #listentoyourbody

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EATING HEALTHILY 

I am vegetarian, because for me, eating meat isn't healthy for my body or my mind. 

Instead, I focus on eating fresh fruits and vegetables; staying clear of processed foods and gaining other nutrients in legumes, nuts and seeds, soy products, and whole grains. If I am eating sensibly, it is possible for me to get adequate nutrients from non–meat sources!!

SMILING AND LAUGHING

well what can I say...

Because we deserve too

Because it releases happy hormones

Because it is contagious...

TELL ME IF THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SMILE...#smilingiscontagious  

TELL ME IF THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SMILE...#smilingiscontagious  

LOVING

showing, giving, feeling and exchanging love is what life is all about!

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LOVE your family

LOVE your friends

LOVE your partner - your soulmate! 

LOVE your neighbours, strangers, enemies, LOVE all humans, ALL animals, plants, EVERYTHING... LOVE the world

LOVE the ocean, the stars, the sun, the moon...

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LOVE the universe!!! 

What do you do to keep your body and mind healthy? Let me know by commenting below! 

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Lets support each other to stay happy and healthy!

Sending you oceans of love, light and laughter