Take A Few Minutes for Mindfulness With Core and SimpleHealth
If you’ve ever sat through a meditation and wondered, “Am I even doing this right?”, you’re not alone. It can be surprisingly difficult to try and control your breathing, wipe your mind, and just sit still for a few minutes—who knew?
And yet, with all the benefits associated with meditation (like reduced anxiety, reduced stress, improved sleep, and pain management, just to name a few), adding meditation to your daily routine seems like a total no-brainer. So, how can you make meditation a part of your lifestyle AND get the feedback you need to know you’re on the right track?
We’re partnering with Core to help you with all of that. Think of Core as your personal trainer for meditation; their handheld meditation device uses dynamic vibrations and feedback to help you relax, focus and stay consistent. It’s intuitive, easy to use, and truly helpful.
Ready to join us? Here’s a little more about why meditation is important for health, plus what topics we’re covering in our meditation series.
Why meditation is important for health
Stress management and reducing anxiety is important for everyone, especially after the year we all had. Plus, evidence-based research suggests that meditation has some promising benefits for reproductive health issues, too.
For example, mindfulness might help relieve PMS symptoms (which can also be mitigated by hormonal birth control, btw). Similarly, studies suggest that the physiological and mental benefits of meditation could help people with PCOS by lowering their risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Finally, studies have shown that regular yoga practice helped people with endometriosis reduce their levels of chronic pelvic pain and improve their overall quality of life.
SimpleHealth’s Meditation Series with Core
In planning our meditation series with Core, we wanted to focus on issues that affect reproductive health and mental health. You’ll access these meditations through the Core app—download the app for free here and go to the Core Studio! For this series, we’ll be focusing on the following topics:
Breathing techniques for pain management: Here’s a fun fact: the way you experience physical pain can be impacted by your mindset. The goal of this meditation will be practicing mental exercises and breathing techniques that help calm your nervous system’s response to pain.
Increasing focus for brain fog or fatigue: Ever felt like your brain isn’t working at its usual speed? We call that brain fog, and it’s common any time our hormones go through a major fluctuation, like during period cycles, pregnancy, post-partum, or changes in your birth control. The goal of this session is to practice letting go of the frustration of brain fog and using a breathing technique that helps boost focus.
Steadying the rollercoaster: One of the hallmark symptoms of PMS is feeling like you’re on an emotional roller coaster—one minute you’re pissed off at your partner for loading the dishwasher the wrong way, the next you’re crying over a particularly sentimental dog food commercial. We’ll practice breathing and meditation techniques that help you steady your feelings for a more relaxed you.
Empowered decision-making: A major part of feeling your best is getting the reproductive health care you need and deserve. However, it’s not always easy to feel confident in the decisions you make about your health. This meditation will give you the space to spend time with yourself, so you can access that confidence whenever you need it.
Ready to join us for our meditation series with Core? Click here to download the Core app for free—we’ll see you in the Core Studio!
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Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress management program as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in patients with anxiety disorder
Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Insomnia
Relationships Among Premenstrual Symptom Reports, Menstrual Attitudes, and Mindfulness
The physiological basis of complementary and alternative medicines for polycystic ovary syndrome
The Practice of Hatha Yoga for the Treatment of Pain Associated with Endometriosis