The second week of the COVID-19 pandemic has arrived in Canada. As we adjust to life during these uncertain times, it’s natural to have difficulty maintaining healthy habits. Many people, including myself, are having trouble sleeping, managing their stress and eating right - not to mention coping with the loneliness that often comes with self-isolations and social distancing.
This week on the OLS blog we take a closer look at how you can create and maintain healthy habits during COVID-19. I’ll be sharing a few tips that I’ve found useful as well as referencing insightful industry experts, who provide great recommendations.
Creating a healthy bedtime routine
If you’re feeling stressed, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. Stress affects the quality of your sleep, making it hard for you to fall asleep, and stay asleep. “We need to get enough sleep to reduce stress and stay healthy,” says Christine Won, medical director of the...
Sound Baths are an ancient form of deep meditation that includes various ambient sounds played by an instructor. The instructor uses a variety of different traditional crystal bowls, gemstone bowls, cymbals, and gongs during a sound bath to create repetitive sounds.
These sounds are notes at different frequencies that help enhance and guide you through your whole meditative experience.
SOUND BATHING REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
The sounds created by the particular instruments used during a sound bath are meant to activate the alpha and theta brain waves which are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states. These brain states develop a more conducive space for healing the body, heart, and respiratory rate.
Additionally, new benefits have been discovered on binaural beats, This is when two tones with slightly different frequencies are played at the same time. Binaural beats have the potential to incresively reduce anxiety.