Mental Thursdays: Meditation

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Everyone aspires to reach a level of clear headedness and a great level of transparency. Socially now the thing to do is meditation. A lot of people do meditation for different reasons. Some meditate because they feel that they will reach a high level of spirituality. Some meditate because they feel that it is the “hip” thing to do. Some meditate because it calms them down. Some meditate to reach a clear head. I personally feel that constant meditation helps you become more mentally transparent because you become “one” with your body. But I also understand that it is a means to an end. The ultimate goal is to live mindfully, that’s why I meditate only 20 minutes and I become aware of life and everything around me. Meditation helps you become mindful which is great. Don’t get caught up in just meditating for hours at a time. But to become mindful you have to meditate.

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You Are What You Eat

We live in a day in age where a lot of people are searching for the “correct” diet. Or looking at certain ideas that people get engulfed in. The truth of the matter is, at the end of the day…. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. That simple notion gets lost in everything. Okay so you become a vegetarian and don’t consume meat. I understand that there are alternate ways to get your requirements of protein, but the actual flesh of the animal has more benefits than protein. It correlates to your body’s hormones and skin. I’m not bashing others that make that choice but be aware what you’re doing to your body. But on the other side of the spectrum, don’t turn into some type of carnivore. Too much meat can actually make you feel groggy and clouded. So beware of over doing it. The truth about dieting is different for everyone. The “diet” i follow is being intuitive with my body. Knowing what foods can fuel me and knowing which foods take away. Some days where I’m lifting heavy i can eat a bit carnivorous. The days where I’m feeling a bit clouded or groggy I’ll eat more veggies. It’s about achieving that balance most of the time.

Below I’ll attach a video of Paul Chek, further explaining dieting as a whole.

You Are What You Eat

Movement Monday : Squat

With fitness becoming such a huge interest in our society, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are rather clueless where to start and what exactly each exercise does and the total functionality of the exercise is. Today the exercise of choice is the Squat. You may have seen the popularity of the Squat skyrocket due to the high demand of females interest in getting that great butt. I am honestly a fan of the squat because its a functional movement that we all do daily. The correct way to complete a squat is to first, have your feet shoulder width apart. This is important because you want to have a stable base. Next, you need to bend your knees and toot your butt out a bit. This is a problem for some people (especially when weight is added) because they’ll bend and then there back will just bend. Squats are a leg exercise so make sure you are feeling it in that area. When you’ve reached the “bottom”, you’ll need to push through your heels to “explode” up. That’s how you perfectly complete a squat.

Here’s a link to more info on performing a perfect squat:  How To Squat Properly

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Calming the Body

Esoteric-Taijitu-Yin-YangRecovery is very supplemental to your “gains” and success in health. For every “YANG” there has to be a “YIN”. Remember that working out is breaking down your body and your muscles actually grow through rest. In the video above, Elliott goes into that recovery is a must but also shows that recovery of the CNS is very crucial. People forget that we need total rest. At times we become creatures of stimulants and we crave stimulation. Total rest is just that… TOTAL REST. Activities that are providing energy and “working in” are resting. Sleep, Meditation, Cold Showers , Massages,Light Stretching, Pointless Drawing, and even Prayer are all examples of working in and resting. Watch the link below to learn more about resting your CNS.

 

CNS Fatigue

Welcome

Hello my name is Cliff Cranberries and welcome to my Health and Fitness Blog. The content on this site will be used to inform and entertain the masses in health and fitness. I am excited to start and I would like to hear some thoughts on where I should start. Feel free to comment on this and future blog posts. Thank you and Bless up!