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TWO-MINUTE MOMENTS

How often I've said, I've got no energy, let me get a cup of coffee. What I'm missing is energy, not coffee - this is the way to re-energizing yourself from the inside out rather than relying on caffeine to give us our get up and go.

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 COFFEE BREAK

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TAKING TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES AFFECTS OUR MIND AND BODY AND SPIRIT AND OUR HEALTH.

From Two-Minute Moments, Dr. Gaffney

ENERGY MEDITATION

TWO MINUTE
MOMENTS
STRESS AND THE FIGHT/FLIGHT RESPONSE Why stress about stress?
MEDITATION AND THE RELAXATION RESPONSE Why does meditation matter?
BREATH Easy steps to a healthy breath.
MINI-RELAXATION Can't take a vacation? Try this!
MINDFULNESS Become aware! Become alive!
FOCUS WORD MEDITATION Simple instructions to guide you into meditation.
ENERGY MEDITATION
A Chinese method of energizing from the inside out.
GUIDED IMAGERY Use your mind for peace of mind.
GOOD MORNING Start the day with gentle movement and energizing breath.
COFFEE BREAK Instead of re-caffeinating, how about re-energizing?
GOOD NIGHT A final thought, a deep breath, good night.
 

COFFEE BREAK

by Dr. Carol Renaud Gaffney

Preparation

Gently move your body from wherever you are. Become aware of your breathing. After several breaths take a full complete breath. Let yourself breathe out completely.

Practice

Reach up above you with your arms and hands and imagine that you are picking bunches of grapes that are just on the edge of your reach. Move slowly and deliberately in a comfortable way. Open and close your hands as they wrap around the grapes above you. You might feel your waist and hips moving as each hand reaches up to grasp its delicate treasure. Move this way for several breaths. Now with your arms out in front of you, reach for the grapes in front of you. Be careful and gentle as your hands go around them. Reach like a cat, feeling energy moving through your arms out into your hands. Notice each muscle from your shoulders down into your hands as they gently work together.

Coordinate your breathing with your movement. Listen to breath entering and leaving, fueling your movements, energizing your body from your head to your toes.

With your arms extended to your sides, reach to each side alternately as you pick the grapes on either side of you. You move fluidly and easily as you move from side to side, gathering the treasures on either side of you. Body and breath are in unison as you become aware of your beautiful, fluid self. Continue until you feel alert and energized.

Finish by taking a full complete breath. Shake your body and experience the renewed energy.


TAKE AN ASSESSMENT

The more you know about your style, the easier it is to figure out what naturally stresses you and what to do to relax.

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH, RELAX
Stress and strain of daily living got you down? Breathe. Relax. Reclaim yourself and your energy – two minutes at a time.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH, RELAX
MORE TWO-MINUTE MOMENTS


MEDITATION & THE RELAXATION RESPONSE
Have you been wondering about meditation? Well, it’s easier than you think. You just have to get started. One breath, one focus, two moments.

MEDITATION & RELAXATION RESPONSE
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