Do you put your health and wellness first?

In my live Yoga/Meditation classes I often share what works for me in my life and what I practice weekly/daily…..23 years on a deep spiritual path is no small thing.

My students often tell me they will never do a 40 day meditation, or practice yoga/meditation everyday. Sometimes people don’t even start a yoga/meditation practice until they are diagnosed with an extreme illness (that’s when many come to me).

I have so many questions about this.

Why do we wait? Why do we put our health LAST on our list? People say they are “too busy”, “too tired”, “exhausted”, “I just want to collapse.” On his death bed Steve Jobs, one of the most successful men in the world said:

“Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost — Life. When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading — Book of Healthy Life. Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.”

So take care of your health! Practice Yoga & Meditation. Do something your future self/kids/grandkids will thank-you for. Do what makes you feel good in your body. Walk in nature, do some cardio, get to that dance class! Our health is really all we truly have.

And here’s a practice I’ve been doing for 15 years: It’s called Yoga Nidra, and yes it’s equal to 4 hours of sleep! Read about it, it’s a lying down guided meditation. I do it in my car when my daughter is in her classes. No excuses.

There is a 20 minute version and a 45 minute version. It puts you in the highest brain state: Beta

This is one of the most healing practices I know! To your health now…..heal yourself, heal the world


“Still Your mind, Open Your Heart, Speak Your Truth & Live Your Dreams”,

Valinda <3

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