How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution in 2017

When it comes to resolutions, losing weight seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. According to Static Brain, a whopping 42.4% of people never succeed and fail on their New Year’s resolution each year. That means nearly half of the population end their year feeling defeated and perhaps resentful that their goals were not met. A resolution to lose weight should not be looked at as just a goal, but rather a lifestyle change. And lifestyle changes do not occur overnight. They take hard work, discipline and a plan for success. Taking up a yoga and/or meditation practice can help you minimize stress during your transition to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s a few ways to help you stay on track with your weight loss goal in order to finish the year strong.

 

Be honest with yourself

When it comes to your health, you have to be honest with yourself and acknowledge where and why you are dissatisfied with your current state. Do you tend to overeat to cope with stress or unhappiness? When was the last time you felt confident about your outward appearance? What do you need to do to bring that type of confidence back into your life? Now is the time to dig deep and find those answers. For many, a new year represents a fresh start and a new outlook. Bringing all your truths to light will aid you in releasing your past habits while propelling you forward to live your best life. Acknowledge and appreciate the past for leading you up until this point and march boldly into the future you want for yourself.

 

Remember your “why”

Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to be able to run freely after your kids and to play catch with them at the park? Is it because you are tired of feeling winded while climbing stairs? Do you want to lose weight because you don’t agree with what you see in the mirror? Think about what form of happiness and relief you would feel if you could just shed the unwanted pounds. Think about the feeling of elation you will have when you have accomplished your resolution. This is your why. You will need to keep this in your mind at all times, but especially in the moments of temptation and weakness that may occur to derail you from your goal.

 

When you fall, get back up again

You are human, and all humans make mistakes. Every day will not go as planned and every meal you eat won’t have the perfect amount of greens and grains. There will be times when you have the intention to go to the gym and for whatever reason, you don’t make it. That’s okay —things happen. Do not let moments like these send you on downward spiral and make you feel that your New Year’s resolution was a bust. No matter how many times you fall, you must get up and keep going. Falls happen. Make getting back up your habit. As long as you keep putting the proper effort into losing weight, you will see results. You are the only person that can guarantee that. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and always be sure to practice self-care. Giving your body and mind time to rest will help you stay on track and let your body release toxins and recover more quickly without overburdening your system. Treat yourself to a massage or Ayurvedic body treatment to soothe and balance your body.

 

As you can see, having a resolution to lose weight is not just a physical ambition. It really takes a lot of mental stamina to hold yourself accountable and get the results you desire. Your mind, clarity and focus need to be at a supreme level to keep you motivated and going strong throughout the new year. Using these tips will ensure that your mental agility will remain on target as you reach your fitness goal. Let this be the year that you break the statistic and stay true to your resolution!

 

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Dec 17th 6pm Venice Art Crawl & Creative Chakra Spa Holiday Party

Creative Chakra Healing Retreat

This is the second art show this 2015 featuring Creative Chakra Spa owner original art work.  The whole Venice Art Crawl is located at Washington Square just 1 min walk from Creative Chakra Spa, do the rounds and wind up at Creative Chakra Spa for a holiday celebration while exploring the art work of Sandie West, Creative

Chakra Spa owner.IMG_0293The winners of the 12 days of xmas will receive there prizes and there may be a screening of Phishing for Love short film directed and produced by Sandie West.  A romantic comedy that won the audience award at the MDR Film Fest

Veda Mela Partner with Creative Chakra Spa

VMLA DAY SPA

Veda MeLA 2015 will feature a full-spectrum day spa hosted by Creative Chakra Spa. We have partnered to create specialized Veda MeLA exclusive treatments that are dedicated to holistic health, fitness, and empowering your mind, body, and spirit.  Allow yourself a beautiful break from full days of workshops and yoga classes to wind down and recenter with healing therapies, gourmet teas, and luscious spa products.  To learn more about what will be available at Veda MeLA 2015, click here.


Creative Chakra Spa started as an aromatherapy product line, with CEO Sandie West creating smooth balms and moisturizers for special aromatherapy clientele. Creative Chakra Spa is now a Holistic Healing Oasis Spa in a tranquil setting at the beach with some of Los Angeles’ top trainers and therapists, including guest instructors from all over the world. This hidden gem is an oceanside retreat, featuring luxurious massages, facials, wraps, and scrubs. With exclusive and private use of their garden infrared sauna, jacuzzi, or variety of baths, visitors enjoy an intimate ambiance with ocean breezes.


VMLA DAY SPA SPECIALS

Creative Chakra Spa is offering specialized body therapies on-site at Veda MeLA that align with the event’s intentions and mission. To book, click here and select Veda MeLA from the drop-down menu.

Kerala Ayurveda (60 Minutes) – $115
Balancing the doshas by releasing and distributing chakra energies to all the body’s cells. Third-eye oil drip calms the mind.

Abayanga (50 Minutes) – $115
Detox and rebalance. For best results, have two therapists work on you simultaneously!

Marma Points (50 Minutes) – $115
Massaging these energy points promotes pranic flow and healing.

Pindasweda (50 Minutes) – $115
Gentle herbal rejuvenation concentrating on all joints.

Ayurvedic Glow (50 Minutes) – $115
Dosha analysis: which elements are strong and weak in your now? Does Vata, Pita, or Kapha dominate in you now? Dry skin brush, followed by a massage of blended oils to moderate your overcharged doshas and stimulate your undercharged doshas.

1933 S. Broadway, Lower Level
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213.222.1440

November 7-8, 2015
Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm

June 21st 6pm Summer Solstice Celebration

Creative Chakra Spa Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice & fun summer spa packages to choose from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hqUv4314WE

“The Lucid Wake Journey” is a guided meditation and information download that is focused on exploring the places in between consciousness and sub-consciousness, between wake and sleep. Within the workshop, you’ll take away meditative tools to apply into your daily life as you transition into having a new perception of the world around you. Lucid wake is a heightened state of clarity and awareness within the waking world. Welcome to a new journey.The LUCID WAKE JOURNEY

“LUCID”= Having clarity of perception and understanding.

“LUCID DREAM”= Being aware that you are within a dream.

“LUCID WAKE” = Being aware that you are sleeping within your wake.

 

What is “the Lucid Wake Journey?”

It is an exploration of both senses seen and unseen. In the lucid dream, the dreamer passes through a middle ground where the world of wake and the world of sleep overlap. This is the Theta brain wave state also paralleling to states of deep meditation. It is also the place between our conscious and sub-conscious worlds. The term medium correlates to meditation in the root of the middle ground.

 

The Tools within the Journey:

In The Lucid Wake Journey, we will be exploring this place of meditation in between sleep and wake, conscious and subconscious to gain a heightened awareness of both ourselves as well as the world around us. We will be using a collage of many healing tools both old and new including drumming and rhythm, sound bowls, rattles and shakers, Reiki, Chakra balancing, binaural beats, guided visualization, Theta Healing, Tai Chi exercises, vocal mantras, tuning forks, as well as other modalities. Some guest practitioners will also be brought in from time to time to offer addition techniques into our tool box.

 

What will the Experience be like?

The sessions will be conducted within a close and protected circle of your peers. We will create a safe container for all the individual to enter deep states of consciousness. You can lay down or sit in a meditative position, what ever you find most comfortable. The circles will be adaptive and we will most likely alternate different approaches and modalities. Some of the events will be catered to certain themes such as grounding, meeting our emotions, awakening our intuition, and so on and so forth. In the past, people have experienced seeing vivid colors, shapes, and interesting environments very much like you would in a dream. You will take away tools from the experience that you can directly apply to the waking world and your daily life.

People will also have the option to share their experiences with the group at the end of the session if they choose. Often times people find them selves surprised in common themes and images between different experiences within the group. The experience has often been correlated to a non-substance induced Shamanic Journey.

 

You’re Host:

Matt Cummings, a licensed massage therapist with a wide range of holistic backgrounds including Reiki, Chakra balancing, guided meditations, dream analysis, Acupressure, Swedish, Structural Foot Balancing, Reflexology, Numerology, Herbs and Plant Medicine, light therapy, sound healing, Vibrational Healing Massage, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Shamanistic Journeys. He has also been a guest within a number of different Native American Tribal ceremonies. Compassion and empathy are important traits with his facilitation of healing for others.

 

Details of the event:

The event will take place at

Creative Chakra Spa

Sunday evenings after sunset (6pm-til sunset)

In order to be inclusive of all classes of people, there are 3 categories with a sliding scale option. Also a small number of gift tickets will be given out. The price range:

LOW INCOME discount: $5-$15

$15-$25

$25-$40+

 Its an honor system, so you choose what you feel is right.)

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