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Recovery and Healing from Addiction with Meditative Movements

Addiction Recovery RoadSeptember is Recovery Month. As Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC) states, "Recovery is a life-long journey." Can you join MRC vision of a world where recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is understood, promoted, embraced, and enjoyed and where all who seek it have access to the support, care, and resources they need to achieve long-term recovery?

Letís all say yes. Whatever role you are playing relative to the world of afflicted addiction: the addicted one, parent, sibling, co-worker, friend, child of the addict, you can bring healing to everyone impacted.

May you dedicate this month to expanding your awareness of recovery. Remember, healing starts with yourself. As you explore, ah, ha moments show up so be ready to take more responsibility for your own health and well-being. This healing requires education, practice and patience. As you grow, you can learn how to let go of blame, resentments, anger and fears which are the obstacles to your own happiness and wholeness.

The Twelve Step Programs are an awesome resource to help people recover from alcohol and other addictions. Personally, I was introduced to Al-Anon after my first husband entered a treatment program. As a co-dependent, I learned how to implement the 12 Steps and they were the bedrock for my own recovery.

Since that time I have discovered other healing resources. The book, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, made a big impact on my life. It helped me understand that while hurtful things occurred in my childhood, I could move past them. This was my first introduction to affirmations which I used to help me quit smoking but then started gaining weight. Instead of using food or returning to smoking to avoid my own pain, I combined core value affirmations with physical movements as a way to heal and align my body and mind with my spiritual being.

Meditative Movements is the result. Research shows that any past trauma that is not dealt with still resides within a personís mind and body. Because our unfelt past steals todayís happiness, the movements give you the opportunity to release difficult emotions like anxiety and unworthiness. More importantly, you need to learn how you want to be in the world. For example, once you release the anxiety within you, what do you want to experience? Worthiness, safety, and love. By exercising your own personal power in nurturing ways, you can live in harmony instead of struggling and fighting with life.

The "I Am Good Enough Meditative Movement" is one of my favorites. By practicing the movement consistently, I remember the defining moment when my own unworthiness weight was released. Tears flowed freely as my entire body, mind and heart felt connected and aligned to this truth.

In honor of September Recovery Month, we are providing you with three complimentary Meditative Movements that coincide with the first three steps of the 12 Step Program. Click to review and practice them.

Feeling Overwhelmed, Discouraged, Stressed Out

   Being a positive energy is up to you. You need to focus your attention on yourself and your own personal power. By exercising your body and retraining your mind with core value affirmations, you can be an impactful and energized being. This is mindful living. Through standard and customized seminars, teaching certificates as well as print and video resources, you can learn how to tap your own positive energy so you can feel healthier, happier and whole.

    If you want to be more focused, positive, and relaxed, give our movements a try. We have 8 free seated movements you can perform easily. You can replace any unhealthy habits like smoking, overeating, and lack of sleep with Meditative Movements. Releasing anxiety, depression, worries and stress frees you. You can enjoy your life more fully in a fit body, with a calm mind, and free spirit.

    Our easy-to-follow, empowering workouts are available for home, office, school, gym and group fitness classes. Whatever your physical abilities, there are movements you can perform safely. When you set aside time to focus 100% on your own mind, body and being, you experience ease in everyday living.


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CBS Interview

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   You can learn how Meditative Movements can be used in your daily life so you can be healthier and happier.

   What is possible in your life when you empower your mind, strengthen your body and energize your being? We invite you to explore with us.