What’s better than feeling zen and eating chocolate? Probably not much. We can blame flavanols for this relaxed state, a plant nutrient particularly abundant in cacoa. Research tells us that consumption of flavanols is associated with increased attention, memory, and thinking skills. Before you stuff a chocolate bar in your mouth, remember that dark chocolate has the highest content of flavanols. A great way to reap the benefits of cacoa is to pair it with a meditation. Here are 3 benefits of indulging in a cacao meditation that your inner wellness junkie with thank you for.
Stimulate Your Senses
Be present. Two words that have immense value when it comes to living in the moment. Mindfulness decreases stress and reminds us of the abundance of life. Stimulating and connecting with your senses is a way to strengthen your mindfulness practice. Jalpa Dhaduk, a Hoboken, NJ based reiki master and integrative nutrition expert states “We all have heard of the benefits of meditation, however when combined with rich Cacao and a Tibetan Singing Bowl, the experience is powerful as it allows us to go deeper within ourselves to release stress and access our innate inner calm.”
Manifest Positivity Through Meditation
Feeling stuck in a rut? A chocolate meditation is a great way to change your focus and shift your mindset into a more positive direction. Your state of mind has a big impact on decisions you make and how you navigate the ups and downs of life. Dhaduk states “Mayans have used Cacao in ancient ceremonies for thousands of years as ancient wisdom considers it plant medicine that nourishes and opens the heart center. It facilitates a deep connection with the inner spirit enhancing our ability to approach ourselves and others with an open heart and with compassion. Pairing Cacao with meditation allows us to increase focus, be present with ease – making it easier to get more in tune with our positive, optimistic side.”
Meditation Provides Natural Energy
A 3pm coffee is tempting, but the potential side effect of being up all night with a caffeine buzz is not fun. A cacao meditation produces a natural energy buzz which will contribute to increased productivity when completing daily tasks. Morning meditations can transform energy levels, leaving us less dependent on beverage breaks. If you are looking to create clear and positive intentions, morning meditation practices can help you achieve control over your energy and put it to use.
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