#Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation - Elixir for the Mind

Smita Joshi | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

Get mediating to claim your health -- mind and body. Your mind is your most precious asset, but most of all, dive into the realms of your inner being to discover and realise your true potential in all areas of your life.

Yoga and Weddings, Happily Ever After

Charo Merida | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

YOGA & WEDDINGS, HAPPILY EVER AFTER... "It's not about the perfect dress, it is about the perfect frame of mind" After having worked in the even...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Kamontip Evans | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

The new academic year will soon be upon us. Some parents will see their child head off for university. You may look at this as freedom-at-last: your child will be leaving home, allowing you to do what you have longed to do all these years. Some of you will fear the empty nest syndrome. And for others, possibly most, a mixture of both.

Catch 'Em All?

Caragh Little | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Last September, rather a mischievous student at my school attempted to bemuse, outwit or irritate his teachers by making it sound as though he was exc...

International Yoga Day and Living a Yoga Lifestyle

Stella Photi | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Be honest. Most importantly be honest with yourself. Find your truth, what you believe in and what feels right to you. Resist the temptation to convince yourself of something you don't really believe in because others do so. Live your truth and have integrity.

Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Meditation and mindfulness are SO on trend right now, but in the age of the 'mindful' colouring book, are these ancient practises in danger of becoming just another buzzword?

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 11.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 25.08.2016 | 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 09.07.2016 | 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 31.05.2016 | 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.