Let's get physical. Ever wonder why you hear about that many conductors live long? One theory is that they're doing frequent upward movements of their arms, often for hours a day. Doing upper body movements are great for your lungs and heart and cardiovascular system as your muscles expand and open the lungs. Your heart is pumping strongly and bringing blood and nutrients to flow through your body. Great for the brain and focus too with so much circulation of energy.
#1. Do 100 conductor movements a day -- I often do that when I'm walking, swinging arms up to the sides and down and then up in front of my body. Always feels uplifting!
#2. Do slow deep breathing through your nose where exhale is twice as long as inhale. (Great to do before you eat to bring your focus to your meal and optimize digestion.)
#3. Get sweet spot amount of sleep 7-8 hours,
#4. Laugh to increase blood flow
#5. Eat plentiful servings of magnesium rich foods such as leafy greens, nuts, and seeds.
#6. Drink 1-3 cups of dark roasted organic coffee daily. New info to me this year! (Best to have a good serving of fruit to start your day--wait 20 minutes to digest and then have your cuppa joe!) Lots of new evidence that coffee can be helpful for heart health. If you're not a coffee fan, just try 1/4 cup and see how your fare.
Contemplate and bless.
1. Pause in your day, put your hands over your heart and go on a gratitude fest. Recall the people in your life who have been there for you and supported you in many ways. Consider animals too that have been there to bring you love and nurturing. Bless them all and amplify those blessings to all beings who are suffering, bringing them whatever they need. (You create the blessing that resonates for you.)
2.Pour love and appreciation into YOU. Many of us have shunned our bodies and judge ourselves harshly. Time to pile on heaps of self love! Appreciate your body and all the miraculous ways it supports you in every moment. Whatever emotion arises, embrace and send it love.