Saturday, August 3, 2013

T-Tapp with a Meditation and Yoga Challenge? Great for those new to any or all of the three activities

So you may have seen my post yesterday about the Free Meditation Challenge and Free Yoga downloads. OR you may have already found both yourself and want to use them but you don't want to give up the alignment and pain reduction benefits of T-Tapp. I'm right there with you!

So what to do? What to do?

First let me begin with what not to do. I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES suggest that you try to cram several hours of Meditation, Yoga AND T-Tapp into your life UNLESS you have several hours of free time you can use without cutting into sleep time.

For most of us teaming up three different wellness activities will be too much of a stretch - both literally and figuratively. So my suggestion is one of moderation.

There are two different plans that come to me off the top of my head.

The first, uses a little of each activity on a daily basis. Each day would look like this:

Morning or evening - 15 minutes of Meditation
Morning or evening - 20 minutes of yoga
Morning, afternoon and evening - 1-3 T-Tapp moves

So how would this actually work over the course of several days?

Day 1 AM Meditation and Half Frogs then take time to think about the things in your life that you are grateful for as you prepare for your day, Afternoon set of Hoedowns, Evening Awesome Legs  Diva Derriere  followed by 20 minutes of calming yoga. Drift off to sleep with long slow breathing.

I chose the T-Tapp moves because they are available for free. You could purchase a T-Tapp DVD for your very own but these moves will allow you to get going while your motivation is high.

I sequenced the movements with - believe it or not - Eastern Philosophy in mind.

You use meditation to calm your mind and then work your core - the Dan Tien. When you strengthen your core you are also building your will power - and a whole lot more.

Hoedowns in the afternoon will recharge your mind, body and spirit as they wake you up and remind you of your commitment to yourself. Hoedowns are left/right brain movement. I find them to be a bit like meditation in movement. They can reset your body and your brain in about 3 minutes.

Your legs and hips speak to your forward movement in life. This is why I chose Awesome Legs and Diva Derriere for evening. These exercises use isometrics to deeply contract your thighs and hips. ALs drains your legs during the movements allowing fresh blood and lymph to flow in at the conclusion of the exercise when you bring your legs back below your heart. Use these exercises to strengthen and tone the muscles you use to literally move you forward in life but also use them to set the intention of your life goals.

The second way you could use this plan would be to alternate morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

Day 1 Meditation and Half Frogs then take time to think about the things in your life that you are grateful for as you prepare for your day

Day 2 Afternoon set of Hoedowns

Day 3 Evening Awesome Legs  Diva Derriere  followed by 20 minutes of calming yoga. Drift off to sleep with long slow breathing.

Days 4-7 repeat the cycle

I just actually thought of a third way and that would be to choose one discipline and add it to meditation each  day.

Day1 Meditation Yoga, together or AM and PM
Day 2 Meditation T-Tapp, Toghether or AM and PM T-Tapp is best in AM as it is stimulating
Alternate days.

Because these are light plans they would work equally well for the beginner exerciser, the advanced exerciser looking for recovery, or someone who is time crunch and/or stressed who needs to take a little time to push life away and go within.

Finally, I'll leave you with a brief meditation you can use. (The Oprah/Deepak challenge won't last forever and I want this link to contain all aspects of this plan at the ready and without cost.)



Should you decide to use any of these plans I'd love to know how it goes and what benefits you gain from them. ENJOY!

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