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How do you define wellness? Maybe you define it by how physically fit you are, how mentally strong you are, or maybe it is a measure of your positive emotions. Wellness is different for everyone, but for over 25 years, Gaiam has made your well-being our mission by focusing our efforts on yoga, fitness, meditation, and active sitting.
Yoga encourages overall health and wellness. It can be practiced in a group fitness setting, with the support of those around you. You can also practice yoga in the comfort of your own home. Nothing wrong with saving a little money and sweating it out in your living room. Yoga combines physical fitness with mental endurance, while improvement is set at your own pace. Set your goal, push yourself, and move through your day with a sense of peace. Namaste!
Active Sitting. Active. Sitting. What happened to that phrase “sit still” we all have engrained in our minds and often reminding those rowdy kid who won’t sit still? It may sound a bit contradictory, but the benefits of active sitting are no joke. Throughout our day, we spend about 21 hours being sedentary, and most days we have no control over being inactive for so long. Or, do we? Sure, spending eight hours at your desk isn’t up for debate, but what if you could change how you sit at work and improve your wellness day by day? Gaiaim has a variety of active sitting products, like balance ball chairs to increase your activity during the day. These chairs provide ergonomic support and will help you improve your posture as well as see the other benefits of active sitting. Benefits include improved focus, stress relief, enhances circulation, reduces muscle pain and tension, among many other things. Once you feel the benefits of active sitting, you’ll feel good about spending those hours at your desk, start on the path to a healthier lifestyle, and most importantly say goodbye to that sore lower back and awful posture.
Let’s take a ninety degree turn from active sitting to meditation. The physical aspect of wellness plays a key role, but your mental wellness is not to be overlooked, as our minds are the core of everything we do. Meditation is the practice of training the mind and has many existing techniques, the most common being concentration and mindfulness meditation. Much like wellness in general, meditation is a journey and is considered a cumulative practice. It requires dedication, but some studies say only ten minutes a day are required to see benefits of meditation. There are numerous benefits that meditation has on the body and nervous system. Meditation lowers blood pressure and increases circulation, decreases anxiety, improves well-being, and provides relaxation to the mind and body.
Whether you climb a mountain, meditate, run, or practice yoga, wellness is a journey. Seek to improve, don’t stop, and let Gaiam and our products support you along the way.