If workouts are cupcakes then challenges are their sprinkles on top. Let’s level up the wellness game by being more mindful in May and taking up SARVA’s Mindful May challenge.
The rules of the challenge are simple, learn how to mindfully manage your mental health and nutrition while also improving your physical health.
SARVA believes in holistic transformation, thus the Mindful May challenge comprises two activities which will help you be more mindful in May. Here are the activities.
Challenge : Tratak (Gazing). Tratak means to gaze steadily without blinking the eyes. This is one of the premeditative tools which is performed with the eyes. Hatha Yoga Pradipika defines it as one of the Shatkarmas.
Duration for the challenge -
For the Mindful May Meditation challenge, you need a dark room to practice candle gazing. The room should be devoid of dirt, insects, and any distracting sounds or smells. It should not be too airy as it is important that the candle flame be steady and not flicker at all. It is preferable that one does not use any type of glasses during practice.
In the process, if you feel that your eyes are filling with tears, allow them to roll down your cheeks. This signifies the endpoint of practice. Now close your eyes and try to visualize the image of the candle flame in between your eyebrows. Once the after image begins to fade, open your eyes and again gaze at the flame, especially at the tip of the flame. The ultimate purpose is to lengthen the timing of inner gazing as much as possible.
It is recommended that you wash your face and eyes after tratak.
Benefits of Mindful May Meditation challenge Tratak’s mindful meditation benefits are as follows:
Disclaimer: Be careful of the following points while performing the Mindful May Meditation challenge.
Wondering how to mindfully manage your diet? Take a 3 day no sugar challenge.
Sugar is naturally present in many food items such as vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc which then gets broken down into glucose and provides energy to the body.
Whereas there are few food items like packaged breakfast cereals, ice cream, cookies, cakes, candy, soda, jaggery, methai, sweetened coffee/tea, etc. where sugar is added during the preparation.
So is sugar bad? It is not a Nutrient! It can be consumed in limited quantities occasionally but not EVERYDAY.
Sugar is 8 times as addictive as hard drugs. This is the reason why while having a small piece of chocolate, people end up having more than that small piece.
Try to cut down and eventually quit adding sugar to our diet. No Honey, No Jaggery, No sugar [white/brown], not even in your tea and coffee.
Join SARVA in the Mindful May Meditation challenge by following the meditation routine and being mindful of your diet and nutrition.
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