Mindfulness Monday with Serge Eygenson (Feb. 1, 2016)



Mindfulness Monday with Serge Eygenson (Feb. 1, 2016)


Serge Eygenson is FitMinds CEO. Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, he first began meditating regularly in college while studying abroad in Australia. Serge is a life-long entrepreneur who created his first business, an eBay store, at age 13 to finance his fledgling career as a suburban hip-hop star. While the rapping (fortunately) did not stick, the interest in creating new ventures did. Along with a passion for optimizing personal performance through meditation, Serge is an avid Crossfitter, marathon runner, and yogi. Prior to starting FitMinds, he worked on international public policy for a Fortune 50. Serge graduated cum laude from Tufts University, where he majored in international relations, entrepreneurial leadership, and beer. For more information on Serge’s company Fit Minds click here.

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Weekly Practice tips from Serge

One-Minute Meditations: 

Everyone has just one minute a day to enjoy a simple mindfulness meditation practice of breathing, relaxing the body, and focusing on something positive in life.  Get into the habit everyday of taking just one minute to meditate such as in the morning when you wake up, a break in the middle of studying or working, before or after a meal, waiting for the bus, in line at the grocery store, or before you go to bed at night.  Be creative and make the one-minute meditation an enjoyable and refreshing part of your day. 

Gratitude Visualization:

Take a few minutes in a quiet place to bring to mind someone or something in your life that you are grateful for.  Gently close your eyes and relax your body.  Notice the sensations in your body and the feelings that arise in your mind as you concentrate on this person, thing, or experience.   After you have spent several minutes reflecting on this person, thing, or experience and noticing the effect on your body and mind gently open your eyes and continue the practice in a more informal way throughout the day with different people, things, and experiences as they arise.  

Scientific Benefits of Meditation

For more information on the science behind the benefits of gratitude check out the following articles.