Guys! The What’s The Flow Challenge with Hassan Gabr has finally come to an end (unfortunately).

These two weeks have been interestingly eye-opening as per how amazingly can a person become better once they genuinely set their minds to it.

In order to reach balance, some people start from the outside and slowly dive in. Some other people’s journey, on the other hand, is from the inside out.

Here at The Daily Crisp, we find that all the journeys are sacred and worthwhile; however, the choice of whether to start from the outside in or from the inside out depends on the persons’ current lifestyle profile.

We believe embarking onto the journey of self-search and actually finding an outcome lies in starting from where we are and gradually improving what is currently at hand.

Since Hassan Gabr is an Athlete, we decided to take an outside-in approach, which has proved to yield more tangible results.

Taking this kind of approach with Hassan has been daring, fun, and engaging.

At first, Hassan thought he would never be able to make it through the two weeks; however, now that the challenge time has come to an end, he feels like it hasn’t even started yet.

To bring the Body Mind Soul balance into manifestation we started with implementing a Plant-Based regime into Hassan’s daily diet, in which he got to discover the world of leafy greens and how important and beneficial they are to our bodies and to keeping us fulfilled, light and fully nourished.

Hassan’s final tasks are: Attending a Pilates Class and Meditating at home.


What Is Pilates and Why Would We Choose It as an Alternative to Regular Fitness Workout

Pilates is a form of low impact workout aiming to strengthen muscles and improving posture and overall body flexibility.

Anyone can start practicing Pilates, regardless of their fitness background.

Merely speaking, some of the Pilates benefits include improving posture, body alignment and focus, and getting an abundant amount of body core workout.

There are two types of Pilates practice, the mat classes, and the reform classes.

Regardless of the classes chosen, the practice methodology still remains the same: slow and precise consequential moves.

Who Can Benefit the Most from Practicing Pilates?

Pilates lies under the same category of yoga and meditation, which are mostly viewed as feminine practices while in reality, both are genderless.

Both women and men can equally benefit from practicing Pilates in order to reach a body-mind-soul balance.


How Long Does It Take to real off the benefits of Pilates

Just like any other thing in life, there’s no threshold to when to stop practicing something, or when we can say we’re perfect practitioners of something.

However, there are general guidelines on how to practice in order to get long-lasting results.

In the beginning, it is always best to take it easy. So, don’t plan on bouncing into class every day, rather let there be 1 – 2 recovery days in between every class.

In order to reach the best results though, it is best to include Pilates as a part of a well-rounded fitness plan.

Since Pilates works on strengthening and aligning the body, adding it to any fitness plan will definitely complement any other fitness endeavor.


What About The Mind-Soul Balance

Hassan has felt the benefits of aligning Body to Mind through practicing Pilates.

In order to be able to taste the benefits of aligning Mind to Soul, we have invited Hassan to Download the Calm App and subscribe to the 7-Days Meditation Program.


Some of the Main Benefits of Meditation

Meditation can have physical and psychological instant benefits.

Consistently taking time (at least 15 minutes daily) to meditate daily can have the following benefits:

  1. Grows the brain size due to increased blood flow
  2. Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  3. Increases production of good neurotransmitters, such as (serotonin and dopamine)
  4. Boosts the immune system

As per the psychological benefits:

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety
  2. Increases positive emotions
  3. Increases emotional stability and intelligence
  4. Increases sense of connection to self and others

These are only some of the many benefits one can reap out of committing to a meditation ritual and mindful physical activity.


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