21 – How Meditation Can Change Your Life

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  20, 2014 – Episode 21 – In this show, Dr. Dave and his guest Sandy demonstrate how important meditation is, how to do it, and how it can actually change your entire life! Meditation can help you reduce stress, reduce illness, focus, give you peace of mind, more confidence, etc. If you have heard about meditation or tried it before and just never got the hang of it, this episode is for you!

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TODAY’S GUEST SANDY
Sandy is Dr. Dave and his wife’s yoga and meditation instructor. Meditation is part of a lifestyle. “You cannot change people or situations, but you can change how you react,” says Sandy. In this episode you will learn why meditation will change your life and how to get started doing it. Sandy even guides you through a mini meditation too!

WHY MEDITATE?
Meditation has many health benefits including: decreased blood pressure and hypertension, lowered cholesterol levels, reduced production of “stress hormones” including cortisol and adrenaline, more efficient oxygen use by the body, increased production of anti-aging hormone DHEA, improved immune function, decreased anxiety and depression, decreased insomnia, and so much more! Believe it! It has been proven over and over that meditation is fantastic for your health and well-being!

GETTING STARTED WITH MEDITATION
Sit down in a quiet room. Get warm and relaxed. Close your eyes. Assess how you feel. If you feel any tightness in your body or face, relax them. As you breathe, it is helpful to use a mantra. As you inhale say “sat”, As you exhale say “nam”. More information about using mantras: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2223.

HOW OFTEN TO MEDITATE
It would be fantastic to start your day with a 10-15 meditation. It would also be great if you are experiencing great stress throughout the day to do a quick 2 minute meditation. You could get away from your desk or if you are stuck in traffic, to do some meditation and breathing. Some people need wind down from their day and also meditate before they go to bed. Some people do this as a couple at the end of your day, after you are all unplugged, before or after you did some reading and had your cup of tea together.

DR. DAVE’S 2014 RACES
Dr. Dave is signed up for 3 races this year so far. Are you participating in any of these? If so, let him know! Send him an email or post on his Facebook page and maybe you will see him there!

May – Bay to Breakers 12k – May 18th, 2014 – http://www.baytobreakers.com/
“San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a stape to teh City by the Bay since May 1912. Bay to Breakers has prevailed as a testament to San Francisco’s uniqueness and audacity. Each year the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit – a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination. It is one of the largest footraces in the world with 50,000+ participants and over 100,000+ spectators annually.”

November – New York City Marathon – November 2, 2014 – http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/
This is a fantastic race through the five boroughs of New York City. It is also one of the largest marathons in the world, with 50,000+ finishers in 2013.

December – Honolulu Marathon – December 14, 2014 – http://www.honolulumarathon.org/
This is a popular marathon with consistently over 25,000+ finishers each year. It has warm weather, beautiful landscapes, and a few hills! It is very popular with first timers and many visitors of Japan.

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE – EVEN IN A BOX!
Dr. Dave recently ordered some of his favorite cassava root chips and a few other things from Amazon this week. He had a great experience with the company, VitaCost, that sent them. On the box itself, they included 5 things you can do with your box to reuse and repurpose the box. They also threw in some samples of these great KIND bars with cherries, cashews, and dark chocolates. They also included information, coupons, and offers for future ordering. What an impressive company! (FYI – This is not a sponsored endorsement, just a happy free endorsement from Dr. Dave!)

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com. *Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out! Also, Sandy welcomes questions! Please connect with her at innerspirityoga@yahoo.com.

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