#Mindfulness Meditation

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

Spring Is Springing - a Great Time to Eliminate Clutter and All Limitations!

Jane Fuller | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Wake up just a little earlier and move your body out in nature - a fast walk or run, whatever works for you, and savour nature and connect to that higher universal energy and say what you would like to achieve that day... think of it as having a check-in with a higher power. Make it non-optional - like brushing your teeth!

Mindfulness Can Help Ease the Pain and Distress of Arthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Anxiety and depression can significantly affect how well people with arthritis function and what will happen to them in the future. People with osteoarthritis of the knee and who have anxiety and depression and fear of the pain of arthritis have worse function than people who are not depressed or anxious.

Top 10 Ways to De-Stress

Alison Paton | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

Stress is our bodies way of protecting itself, when we feel threatened we get stressed, encouraging adrenaline and increasing our cortisol levels. This triggers the bodies 'fight or flight' mode which makes us more alert - your heart rate and breathing increases, muscles tighten and your blood pressure rises.

Getting Your Work Groove On: How to Gain More Control

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Okay I understand that most people can't become a yoga instructor and make a good living. And beanie hats are rarely going to pay the mortgage. But what about instead of plotting an escape we think about how to work differently in our current jobs?

What Are the Best Environments to Meditate?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

When it comes to making the most of meditation, finding the right environment is a big part of the process. While we all have our own idea of the perfect place to meditate, there are many common aspects of the perfect mediation environment.

Reclaim Your Right to Relax

Adrian Kowal | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

We are taking relaxation more and more seriously in our work as guides and entrepreneurs. Not just as a way of letting go at the end of the day, or as leisure or luxury, but as a guiding beacon to life. We see relaxation as a fuel inside us; a conduit for relationships; as DNA to how we might live and work.

Mind Over Matter

Alex Reid | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

We all get caught up in what we put in to our bodies, what will benefit us, what will help us function in a physical capacity in a more effective way, and that's fantastic... I really believe a healthy body is a happy body. Yet we neglect the most important and empowering part of ourselves, our mind.

Mindfulness in '0 Seconds'

Alexa Frey | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

People often say that the reason they don't practice mindfulness is that they don't have the time. This is understandable; our modern lives are indeed busy. But just as brushing our teeth is important to keep our teeth clean and just as exercising a couple of times a week keeps our bodies in form, a daily mindfulness practice is important for taking care of our mental well-being.

The wardrobe of your mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

How you tidy up your wardrobe is not dissimilar to how you resolve stress in your life. When was the last time you tidied your mind? Left unattended, the mind becomes cloudy and over-cluttered with stress, anxiety and worry.

What Does an Eight Week Mindfulness Course Look Like?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

The body is often ignored due to the fact that we live so often in our minds. So, the course will introduce body-scan meditation, which develops an awareness of each part of the body. It's not so much a relaxation technique but an exercise that brings curiosity to the entire body. Feeling things just as they are, without trying to change them.

Stop and Take a Deep Breath: Change How You Connect and Interact With Others

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

It's a busy world. You run to work, have a jam-packed day and an even busier evening. But in the rush to accomplish your day's "To Do" list, you are l...

Four Ways to Make Meditation Easier

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

Practising meditation sounds like it should be so simple. But there's a reason they call it 'practice'. It took me several years before I had a solid, daily practice of sitting meditation. That's not to say that I didn't get huge benefits from practising mindfulness informally, in my life - I did.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Mindfulness

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Plain and simple, anyone can develop a mindful life. Who is in the shower with you? Just think about it, how much shower time do you spend focusing on the refreshing feel of the water and the scent of the soap? Or are you thinking about your boss, neighbour, mother in-law?

Moving Video Shows Joys (And Fears) Of Becoming Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents

Digital mindfulness app Headspace has released a moving video documenting new parents bringing their babies into the world. The founders said paren...

Is There a Business Case for Meditation?

Neil Shah | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Shah

Is this something that could benefit you or your organisation? As I learnt on my retreat - don't do it because you read somewhere it's a good idea, or someone told you its good - do it because it works and the only way to determine that is to give it a fair trial as they have within the government.

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

Mindfulness Is More Than Just Focus

Dr David Cox | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Cox

When you spend time observing your thoughts, you start to realise that that's all they are - thoughts. And then you notice things about them - not just their content, but also their emotional payload, their frequency, patterns in which ones you have when and why.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

How I Rescued My Brain

David Roland | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

In July 2009, early one morning, I was wandering around the house fully dressed when I asked my wife (she later told me): "What am I supposed to be do...

The Judge, Jury and I

Kamontip Evans | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.

Embracing Your Inner Child

Karen Ruimy | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

The soul is not going to be expressed fully and naturally. It will have to please the world in order to be loved. We all create an ego that is this personality that wants to match the world and we start adopting a lot of judgement from our surroundings.

How to Chase the Crazy Person In Your Head Away

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I have good and bad days but even as a child I'd often replay horrible images in my mind. I once had a giant ball of gristle roll out of a piece of bacon quiche I was munching on. And this ball of gristle is like a metaphor for how I constantly mull over all the bad stuff.

Poorna Bell

Meditation Comic Of The Week: What Do You Consider To Be Valuable?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ahead of Christmas, the third in a series of meditation comics especially for The Huffington Post UK is all about value. Or rather, what we consider t...

The Precious Present - For Xmas and Beyond!

Alison Goodwin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Goodwin

Breathe. Feel your feet on the floor. Really get a sense of this contact on the floor. Notice your body and how it is moving. Notice any tension or sensations in the body.