Once again Nexen Employee and Meditation Instructor, Stefan Zanon stepped up to the helm to guide this session of ME Time. Stefan continued to evolve the June 14 practice by adding alternate nostril breathing. Three part or deep, diaphragmatic breathing establishes a steady breath rhythm and induces relaxation. Equal ratio breathing then begins to balance the left and right sides of the brain, cultivating a balance between alertness and relaxation. Then comes alternate nostril breathing, deepening the focus on balance by ensuring […]
Thank you to Stefan Zanon for stepping up to take the leadership on this session. This is actually the second time that Stefan has guided ME Time however the last session wasn’t recorded. In this session, Stefan placed the attention on the breath through the application of two techniques: Three part or deep, diaphragmatic breathing Equal ratio breathing During the course of the day, breathing often becomes shallow which can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. This session provides practical […]
“The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.” The children’s performer, Raffi, gives voice to these wise words. It’s true, we’re stronger together. All of us. The idea of “all” is the challenge. It is easy to stand up and join with the people we “like” or those that share common values, perspectives or ways of living. But are we willing to link elbows with people who don’t hold doors open, speak to people rudely, have different colour skin […]
Me Time became We Time on April 12 as I dedicated the practice to the people and players of the Humboldt Broncos in the wake of the tragic bus crash on April 6 that claimed 16 lives and sent at least another 12 people to hospital. At times like this, we re-discover our human connection. People care. Day to day we tend to get wrapped up in our individual lives but as I walked around my neighborhood Wednesday night, noticing numerous […]
Oh, so relaxing…. Take a listen to Anna Gignac leading a meditation to calm the mind by clicking here. The next session is Thursday, April 12 in Annex 3. Register on myGPS. Thanks, Paul Larmer Program Coordinator Nexen Wellness Centre FREE! ME Time Meditation Class with Paul Larmer & Anna Gignac 12:15 – 12:45 pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays Monthly Next Session: April 12 Annex 3
The March 8 session focused on a brief discussion of vipassana or insight meditation. Vipassana is a Pali word meaning, “a special way of seeing”. Most commonly thought of as your intuition, this special way of seeing provides insight into the circumstances of your life. This change in your perception is a consequence of physiological changes that take place in your body as a result of your meditation practice. Specifically, the way the nervous functions is altered. There is increased […]
It’s a Double Day! Short Track Speed Skating & Curling are today’s events. Check your card. Complete one or both of these event workouts and mark your card accordingly. Only one more week to go. GO FOR GOLD!
Day 20 is true Canadian – ice hockey…since snow shoveling isn’t an Olympic Sport, eh. If you have ice hockey on your bingo card, complete the workout and mark you square. It’s the final 10 days to: GO FOR GOLD!
ME Time is your chance to relax, re-energize and reconnect…and climb the corporate ladder. Throughout the 2017 sessions of Train Your Brain, I constantly referred back to the idea that the chakras acted like steps on a ladder raising your awareness until you reached the “head office” where, aligned with the your highest level of consciousness, you become the CEO of your life. The word “corporation” originates from corpus, the Latin word for body. The chakra system is the corporate or “body” ladder. It allows […]
ME Time is your chance to relax, re-energize and reconnect. The key to effective ME Time is plugging into the power bar of the chakra system that runs straight through the centre of your being. The chakras are seven primary energy centres located in the head and along the spine (see picture below). Each chakra corresponds to a concentration of nerve endings and meridians (energy pathways not visable to the human eye) that both send and receive information. The February 8 […]