John Giorno

John Giorno

We all have our rituals, some of them positive, others negative, and most just keep us in holding patterns that leave us stagnate.

If you want lasting change you need to commit. Decide on what you want, make a plan, and do it. Day in and day out. The process of conditioning ourselves feels incredible, especially when you experience that initial momentum, but most people never reach that.


Because getting to that momentum takes time. On average, people give up after 2-3 weeks of consistent training (this goes beyond working out) after not "seeing results" they were expecting. The problem is focusing on counting the days rather than fully committing. Knowing that you have committed to living a healthier and more fulfilling LIFE both in body and spirit, you hold yourself accountable each waking day. Not tomorrow, a week from now, or even a year.

If you want lasting change you have to give up the idea of just trying something. Commit to MASTERING it. STEP UP and discover what you're capable of.

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WELLNESS: Mindful Awareness, Guided Meditations

Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. The deeper your rest, the more dynamic your activity is.

If you are new to meditation, start with the 5-minute Breathing Meditation

De-stress with Meditation 

Meditation has two important benefits:

  • Meditation prevents stress from getting into the system
  • Meditation releases accumulated stress that is in the system

Both of these happen simultaneously, leaving one refreshed and joyful.

Physical Benefits of Meditation

With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.

On a physical level, meditation:

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
  • Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system

Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy

Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:

  • Anxiety decreases
  • Emotional stability improves
  • Creativity increases
  • Happiness increases
  • Intuition develops
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
  • A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  • An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  • The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, visit UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's audible list of guided meditation.

via UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center