Mindfulness: Using Your TV to Unplug
July 12, 2019
Here are four great ways to cultivate a mindfulness practice from the comfort of your own home.
Living in the information age has its perks—technology has made life easier in countless ways. But at the same time, it's becoming harder to slow down, reconnect and live in the present moment.
That's why mindfulness has become such a popular way to decompress. More than just a buzzword, mindfulness is a powerful tool with proven benefits, including stress reduction, a stronger immune system and improved concentration.
But how do you get started?
With such crazy schedules, it can be hard to find the time to get to a yoga class, or take a crash course in mediation. That's where technology can help: believe it or not, you can use your TV to cultivate a mindfulness practice from the comfort of your living room. Here's how:
Ten years ago, doing a workout video meant having to buy or rent a DVD, then playing it on repeat ad nauseam. Thanks to YouTube, now you can access thousands of health and wellness enthusiasts from all over the world. One of our favorite channels is PowerThoughts Meditation Club, providing affirmations, guided meditations, sleep programming and more. Boho Beautiful is another top pick, with wonderful yoga videos, wellness tips and diary-style vlogs that will continue to fill your cup with inspiration.
Another great tool is Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga, which you can easily access through your Cox Contour subscription. This amazing program allows you to transform your body and mind alongside fitness icons like Tracy Anderson and world-renowned teachers such as Rodney Yee.
Plus it offers multiple wellness options like yoga, HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), meditation and more, so you're bound to find something that fits your lifestyle.
Live Well Network
If you thought you couldn't get healthy by sitting in front of the TV, the Live Well Network is here to prove you wrong. An absolute wellness gem, this channel provides healthy recipes, weight-loss tips and lifestyle advice. With healthy cooking shows like Let's Dish to fitness and lifestyle programming like Live Big with Ali Vincent, Live Well makes healthy living accessible and fun. And it's available on your standard Cox Contour subscription!