Updated: Dec 26, 2020
Introduction to MindBody Wellness
I wanted to share an overview of my journey and introduce you to some of the mindbody practices that saved my life.
The cool part is that even if you feel your life isn’t in danger, this community and the practices that you will learn can help you to live the life you REALLY want in a way that can bring you and the ones you love happiness, health, and peace.
We will be going into all the major components of MindBody Health and Fitness. These include Tai Chi, Nutrition, Yoga, Meditation, Physical Therapy, Fitness, and Mindfulness.
This blog and the programs associated with it are like no other. You can find all the resources you need for complete MindBody Healing and Fitness all in one place.
You can pick and choose which practices work for you or follow the whole system to heal yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
I wanted to begin with the mindbody practice that I started with and still do everyday.
Here is why Meditation is so important to me:
Although my drinking was a problem for me in the Marines it got even worse when I got out. It got to the point that I had to go to rehab!
I was really open to change at that point because I had hit rock bottom. I wanted SO much in life and wanted to change but I didn’t have the tools I needed to make those changes.
I felt really down on myself and helpless. I felt like I let everyone down including myself!
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Then something happened that changed my life forever…
While I was in the treatment program, one of the counselors was offering a meditation session for anyone who was interested, as long as we weren’t just planning on going there to sleep.
I had read about meditation and thought that it might help me.
That day was my first meditation session and I haven’t missed a day since… and also haven’t had a drink since! Now, sometimes I only have time to sit and take a few breaths… other days I have 20 minutes to meditate.
A great resource to learn meditation is the “Insight Timer App”. You can download it on your phone and bring it with you wherever go. There’s tons of free guided meditations and other programs to get you started.
For more info on Insight Timer: CLICK HERE
2. TAI CHI
Tai Chi has become one of my favorite mindbody practices. It allows me to share my message with the world while providing a valuable service that can heal body, mind, and spirit.
Here is why Tai Chi is so important to me:
Tai Chi is a martial art but also a method of mindful movement that helps heal both mind and body.
The style I practice and teach is called TaijiFit (Tai Chi Fit). The beauty about this style is that you don’t have to get it “right” or “perfect.” You just follow along and do what you see.
To learn how to start a daily Tai Chi practice at home, CLICK HERE.
Here is a description of TaijiFit directly from the TaijiFit.net website:
“David-Dorian Ross is the creator of TaijiFit. It’s the most unique work out to come along in decades. TaijiFit is a mind/body “exercise” that combines the best of traditional Taiji (Tai Chi) with modern Western fitness. It’s a workout appropriate for any age or fitness level – and has you experiencing the FLOW of Taiji whether it’s your first class or 100th. There are no routines to learn, or set choreography to remember. Instead, class members follow an instructor trained in a method known as “Qi Cueing” – designed to bring your muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous systems into perfect synergy―along with your mind and Spirit. TaijiFit is a special kind of movement experience that meets all your fitness needs… and more. It’s more than just an exercise. It is also a moving meditation, a shield against disease, and a beautiful sensual dance! Research studies show that this dance has the power to help cure cancer; and this meditation is also a workout that can make you sweat and smile at the same time.”
Try out some of my free tai chi videos on my YouTube channel: CLICK HERE
My first experience with MindBody Health practices was actually with yoga. I was working out all the time and wanted to get more flexible.
I had mentioned to my sister that I was interested in yoga and that it might help with my flexibility. I didn’t know it at the time but it would become the foundation of my whole adult life!