The Present Souls of Meditation

Our new discipline has just arrived at TruBe: meditation! We believe the mind, body, and breath should work as one and learning to coordinate your thoughts and channel your inner emotion is extremely beneficial for one’s own soul. There are countless benefits of meditation, such as being a compliment to any workout, reducing stress, and balancing out your busy day ahead. In honour of this relaxing practice, we want to shed light on popular celebrities of today’s age who practice the art of meditation on a daily basis. Read up on our last blog post about the important past souls of meditation and how this beautiful practice came to be. 

Miranda Kerr

“Taking the time to just be and to reflect through meditation and chanting helps me to connect to a higher energy.” – Miranda Kerr 

Miranda Kerr, an Australian model, actress, and author, has been a true lover of meditation for the past 20 years. She starts her mornings with 30 minutes of meditation to help get her in a relaxing and positive mindset for the day ahead. Miranda finishes off her meditation with writing down one thing she is grateful for in her journal. She strongly believes that a mere 5 minutes of meditation in the morning and night can be extremely beneficial to your overall wellbeing.

Paul McCartney

“I believe that in the future, meditation could be as commonplace in schools and society as eco-awareness is now. It interests me that an ancient cure may be the solution to a modern problem.” – Paul McCartney

One of the founding members of The Beatles, the legendary Paul McCartney has been practicing meditation for the past 50 years. McCartney has said the following about his beloved practice: “In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity — and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world.” McCartney practices Transcendental Meditation, a simple technique in which one lets their mind settle into a completely calm and wise state of rest. Whenever he as a spare moment, he will meditate, and believes strongly in getting a still moment in daily life to reflect on one’s own inner self.

Oprah Winfrey

“That way of being ‘still’ with ourselves – coming back to the center – and recognizing that something is more important than you, it’s more important than the work you are doing, brings a kind of energy and an intensity of energy, an intention that we have never had before.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the iconic talk show host, actress, and producer, has been meditating for over a decade. She brought the practice to her talk show, introducing the technique and setting aside time in the day to mediate with her company. “Nine o’clock in the morning, and 4:30 in the afternoon, no matter what is going on, we stop and we meditate,” Oprah said in an interview by Dr Mehmet Oz, broadcasted on The Dr. Oz Show.  She makes it a priority to center herself daily with meditating and finds that it truly benefits her well being. 

We hope these present day souls have inspired you to incorporate the practice of meditating into your daily life. Scared to start alone? Our specialists are always here for you, in a location of your choosing. Focus solely on your wellbeing and book a meditation session with us today. We have a range of highly qualified therapists to choose from, such as the lovely Angelica.

Angelica is a devoted yoga and meditation specialist whose sessions will be a safe space with only positive vibes and deep relaxation. She has been studying ‘sound frequency and therapy’ and will incorporate it into a session. This is the perfect compliment to your yoga sessions, as you will be more receptive than normal, allowing you to feel the frequency of the singing bowls.  Be immersed in the moment and book with Angelica today.

See you soon!

Your TruBe Team

Meditation Mix Playlist #1

We have added a new discipline to TruBe: Meditation!

Meditation is all about creating a safe space where you can leave any unwelcome energy behind. In honour of this, we have created a new playlist to help your mind, body and breath work as one.

Enjoy 20 of our favourite current meditation songs to help you feel inspired and get in a relaxed and quiet headspace. Embrace ‘me time’ with artists such as Troye Sivan, Grace VanderWaal, and JOY.

Download. Play. Meditate.

https://open.spotify.com/user/trubeapp/playlist/1J3MDhiBGXRVWVGlydIL31

The Role of Exercise in Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week is an amazing way to bring to light a topic that can sometimes be hard to talk about. Although this week has now passed, it still remains a subject that will always be at the forefront of our minds. Our very own founder and CEO, Daria Kantor, has shared her thoughts on the often overlooked role of exercise in one’s mental wellbeing. Daria is an extremely passionate campaigner, we hope her words inspire you:  

‘I read a statistic this week that declared that in the past year, 74% of people have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s an overwhelming majority and whilst mental health is more and more regularly addressed, there is still a significant amount to do.

I count myself remarkably happy to have grown up around sport and to have been able to enjoy an active lifestyle. I played competitive sports from the age of nine and although I was always aware that I was never likely to be a professional athlete – it was the mental aspect of the game that I always loved.

Mental Health Awareness Week was the week of May 14th, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Mental health has always been something I am interested in, conscious of and keen to raise awareness around. It is also an area where in my role as CEO of TruBe, the personal fitness app, I have seen the important relationship between exercise and mental wellbeing. So, what are the benefits?

Tackling Depression & Anxiety

It is interesting and eye opening that in the UK, GPs are now diagnosing exercise as part of a treatment plan to tackle depression. According to one medical study, “physical activity has been consistently shown to be associated with improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being.”

Morale Improvement

There is no question that exercise can have a positive impact on your mood and morale. A study, read on the Mental Health Foundation, revealed the fascinating results of a study, when researchers asked people to rate their mood immediately after periods of physical activity (e.g. going for a walk or doing housework), and periods of inactivity (e.g. reading a book or watching television). Researchers found that the participants felt more content, more awake and calmer after being physically active compared to after periods of inactivity.  Exercise is also proven to reduce stress. When we work out, we increase the concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress.

Prevent Cognitive Decline

Mental Health, as a turn of phrase, is such an incredibly broad collection of conditions, issues and demons. However, one area in which studies have shown some real benefits of exercise, is in the battle against Alzheimer’s. Working out, especially between age 25 and 45, boosts the chemicals in the brain that support and prevent degeneration of the hippocampus, an important part of the brain for memory and learning.

Battling Addiction

One of the sad truths of those struggling with Mental Health issues is the side effects of their condition. One of the more common of these is addiction, often to narcotics, but really it can be to any number of vices. Not only can exercise be the distraction that your body may yearn for, it can also dramatically reduce an individual’s craving elsewhere.

Mental Productivity

Whether exercise is the switch off you need from work, or the driver behind creativity, there is significant research to show the role of working out in improving an individual’s productivity. In turn, this improved productivity helps the individual battle against their mental health issues, assisting them to tackle situations head on and progress.

Coping Mechanisms

Sport and exercise also enhance an individual’s coping mechanism. Whether that’s a gradual understanding of how to handle defeat, or how to overcome a series of challenges, the mental process required to combat disappointment is invaluable for one’s mental health.

The list could go on. There is the element of human interaction, of team building, of physical improvement. There is, to me, no argument that stacks up against the importance of fitness and exercise in helping people deal with their mental health issues.

I wholeheartedly appreciate that exercise is just one vital ingredient in the a more complex battle. But it is certainly that, vital. I also recommend anyone struggling to visit the websites of the wonderful Mental Health Foundation or Mind. There is help out there and no problem is too small or too large to ask for help.’

We hope Daria’s words have resonated with you. We are here for you here at Trube, whether that be a training session to help get out your unneeded stress or a fitness consultation to help inspire you.

Your TruBe Team

 

Fall in Love with You this February

A positive state of mind is crucial for good health, happiness and success. Your body craves goodness, the better you feel the better you look, and vice –versa. It is important to love and appreciate yourself, only then will it all become clear.

Happiness Hormone

You may have heard of ‘Runners high‘?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be the next Mo Farah to achieve this kind of rush. This particular high is a result of the happiness hormone (more commonly known as Endorphins) being released into your body, creating the desirable state of euphoria and best of all it is 100% natural.

Exercise releases endorphins, this generates a numerous amount of benefits, all with the added bonus of getting fit!

Helps fight Anxiety, Depression and Reduce Stress

Whether you are working long hours, stuck in an office, studying for exams or holding up the fort, the importance of ‘me time’ should never be underestimated. Exercise can dramatically reduce anxiety, depression and stress. It can act as a long-term solution, benefiting your mind and body. Endorphins can act as natural painkiller, help you organise your thoughts and boost your mood significantly.

Focus

By increasing your ability to focus, your fitness goals, work goals and personal goals are all going to benefit, but this is not where it ends. Endorphins increase your ability to process emotion. By listening to your thoughts with a clear mind you are more likely  to understand what your body requires. Taking the time to focus on your thoughts and reflect on your day will help you overcome any obstacles put in your way.

Lower Blood Pressure

Your health should be your number one priority. A healthy diet and daily exercise is a great place to start! If you are concerned about the activity being too strenuous, then it is important to talk to your TruBe trainer, they will create a program to ease you in gently, this will help build stamina and create positive and lasting results.

Motivation

A positive outlook generates positive results. The more you exercise the more motivated you will become and with your TruBe trainer there to cheer you on, you are bound to succeed!
Your motivation will carry across into all aspects of life; you will feel less tired and become more efficient with your time.

Stay true to you

Exercise is a powerful tool. No two people are the same; finding out what works for you will enable you to enjoy the journey and make it personal.
Exercise will uncover many lasting relationships, 
strengthen your mind and will make you the best version of yourself, someone to be truly proud of.

Visit our website to find out more, or Download the TruBe App for Free to get started!