Guided MeditationMindTools

Meditation Pills

© Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Director, Mind Body Spirit Institute Stop what you’re doing and take a break. Focus on your breathing for a few minutes. Whenever you wash your hands, use this time to wash your mind as well. As you focus on lathering and rinsing…
MasterWord
May 23, 2016
Guided MeditationMindTools

Guided Meditation by Tim Vanduivendyk

At our April 5th Interpreter Wellness Lunch & Learn (Outside In), Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk led participants in a guided meditation. Meditation is one of the many coping strategies named by Dr. VanDuivendyk, who serves as Vice President of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Memorial Hermann…
MasterWord
April 15, 2016
Guided MeditationMindTools

Guided Meditation by Alejandro Chaoul

Dr. Chaoul lead this guided meditation at our January 25th Wellness Event in Houston TX.  Dr. Chaoul has extensive experience in the area of mind-body practices, both academically and in clinical practice. Since 1999, he has taught in the Medical Center, particularly at MD Anderson…
MasterWord
March 25, 2016
Stress Affects our BodiesBodyTools

How Stress Affects our Bodies [Infographic]

In times of “stress”, there is a cascade of neurological and hormonal messages that occur that prepare the body to react, bypassing rational thought. Sharpened mental focus Liberation of fat and glucose for fuel (delivered efficiently by excited cardiovascular system) Increased heart rate, blood pressure…
MasterWord
March 18, 2016
MindOutside encounterTools

Mindful Walking

This is a walking practice. Remember to maintain enough awareness of your physical environment to be safe. Find a suitable location for mindful walking. A relatively long and straight journey on an even surface, without vehicular traffic or other dangerous obstructions such as stairs or…
MasterWord
February 15, 2016
BodyOutside encounterTools

Say “Ah”

This practice releases stress and helps you feel more calmness and openness. Whenever you feel the need to release physical and mental tension, take a deep inhalation and exhale slowly and gently while sounding out the syllable “Ah.” This sound creates vibration within your body that eases…
MasterWord
February 15, 2016
BodyOutside encounterTools

Cat-Cow Pose

The Cat-Cow yoga progression is a little dance up the spine that is perfect for beginners! It also invites experienced yogis to keep finding the depth and awareness in spinal flexion. Cat-Cow is all about integration and will leave you feeling revitalized and present!
MasterWord
February 15, 2016