Actress Goldie Hawn recently spoke to Prevention magazine about her healthy diet, regular exercise and daily meditation routine.
“I do try to do some form of exercise four days a week,” Hawn told the magazine. “At home in California, I’ll bike up the mountain, or I’ll do Pilates or spin. And I do eat a lot of greens. I eat healthy, but I’m not a vegetarian.”
She also credits her health in mind and body to her daily meditation routine – one she has been practicing since the ‘70s.
“You’ll see the benefits of meditation aren’t just in your head,” she said. “They’re as physiological as the benefits of exercise on your muscles.”
Hawn is also the founder of The Hawn Foundation, which develops programs to help children thrive and find happiness. One of the programs is called MindUp, which teaches children mindfulness meditation.
“It’s not the idea of a particular religion that’s important; it’s the development of a spiritual life,” she said in the article. “Because spirituality creates well-being, health, and happiness.”
Goldie Hawn is right. There are many health benefits of mindfulness meditation. Researchers are confirming benefits such as stress reduction, lower blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, overcoming depression and substance abuse, improved immune system, pain management, and many more.
I think it’s great that she’s teaching young children. They are very receptive to the practice, and it will instill in them good habits that will last a lifetime. Moreover, it will help cultivate a more mindful society.
Charles A. Francis
The Mindfulness Meditation Institute
Goldie is a prime example of the benefits of meditation. We teach a number of meditation techniques including mindfulness and even though we have been doing it for years, we still get blown away by the difference it makes to people’s lifes..
Our dream is that one day meditation will be taught in schools everywhere.
Always good to see celebrities helping people to be the best they can be!