tap that | Weekend Wellness

Man I love my gurus, Gabby Bernstein, Kris Carr, Marie Forleo…and this week all three talked about TAPPING.

Gabby gives a tap for how to reduce stress:

Marie Forleo talks tapping with Tapping Solution author Nick Ortner:

Kris Carr Chats & Chews with Nick Ortner:

These people are so freaking cool and just straight up know their stuff and more than anything they are so real and transparent. So when they band together to endorse something, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind it is all the hype they give it. It’s like the universe shouting for me to check out whatever they are talking about and last week it was tapping. Have you heard of tapping? Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique uses acupressure, or “meridian points,” in our bodies, combined with traditional Western psychotherapy.

As explained here or in a video here, the practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions. It’s essentially a massage for your mind, a deep stress relieving technique.

Tapping tagets the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the “fight or flight” response, that makes it so powerful.

Nick Ortner’s new book The Tapping Solution comes out this week & clearly we should all check it out! I know it feels silly at first but it really does help.

How to get started with tapping:

2012 gift guide No.3 | your marvelous meditating yogi who is always calm

For that calm, centered, balanced person in your life who does yoga, meditates, eats well (and makes you think you probably should too), you love them even when you’re watching TV…so here’s what to get them…

Their Presents:

Dream team yoga video with Deepak Chopra & Tara Stiles!

They love Deepak.

& love this tank!

They would love to get some Headspace!  …just 10 minutes a day, check out the app!

Think these are so cool!

A stress relief kit!

Would love this book – Cooking with a Yogaview, and this book!

They LOVE this meditation pillow! & this eye pillow‘s pretty cool too!

Their Stocking stuffers:

Could use some of this to help with the calm.

Would love some of this Buddha Nose balm for all that deep breathing they do!

& they love these Beeswax Buddha candles!


Their gift card hopes:

A gift certificate to their favorite yoga studio – like this one! 

Send them a little zen from here!

They’d love a gift card to the amazing Manduka home of the best yoga mat ever!

Their big dream items:

They’d REALLY love this acupressure mat …even Dr. Oz says so, see!

They would LOVE a ticket to Gabby’s six week course! 

subscription to Gaiam TV is like Netflix to the yogi.

Sitar in a box! how cool!

They’d love to sweat out toxins in their very own one of these!

& if you missed my last two gift guides, here’s gifts for your favorite Health Nut & your Elegant Pretty thing loving friend