#Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness In Sophrology

Dominique Antiglio | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dominique Antiglio

Once you have learned a few exercises with a practitioner you can do them at home, ideally for 10-15 minutes each day. Your practitioner will also give you a recording of your session to help you practise the exercises.

Silence Is Golden

Izzy McRae | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I've just come back from a 10-day silent meditation course. I did my first one in 2012, and it was the best thing I have ever done - I don't say that...

Mindful Ways Of Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Smita Joshi | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

A lot of difficulties with your boss can be resolved by understanding your nature and your boss' nature. By truly listening to the spoken communication that lives in the realm of "being human", you can effectively dissolve the individual from being the rock that blocks your career progress.

A Simple Guide On How To Meditate

Morgan Gladwell | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Gladwell

Meditation is certainly not some "cure" that will change your entire life after a couple of simple five-minute sessions, and it will certainly not make all your problems go away; but what it will do is allow you to have a more positive "in the moment" outlook on life, which will positively affect yourself and those around you.

How To Find Time To Meditate

Sara Bussandri | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Bussandri

So you've heard about mindfulness meditation and the many ways it can help you in your daily life. You want to get started, but you just can't find the time. You have a million things to do, and if you had any spare time, you'd use it to get through your never-ending to-do list.

What If Mindfulness And Meditation Don't Work For You?

Katrine Horn | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrine Horn

Here's something I just wanted to share with you. Maybe it can inspire you to tweak your morning routine a bit. Maybe you're saying something like: "My morning routine has got nothing wrong with it" and maybe you're right. But wouldn't it be fun to try something different? It's when we change our routines that new, brilliant ideas come come to life!

Steadying Our Hearts And Minds In Extraordinary Times

Willem Kuyken | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Willem Kuyken

We are living in quite extraordinary times, with seismic shifts in the world's landscape. These changes are social, political and in terms of climate change quite literal. Technology connects us so that the reverberations of these changes are in a very real sense experienced in people's minds and hearts.

Nine Tips For Mindful Running - The Way To Go!

Alexa Frey | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Recent research has shown that combining mindfulness and running has a greater impact on depressive symptoms than either of the two activities alone. So how can we bring mindfulness and running together? Here are some ideas for runners of all levels:

Three Superpower Secret Weapons For A Less Frantic Day

Emma Fairclough | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fairclough

I used to get anxious all the time and my breathing was shallow. In any breathing exercise I'd notice it was shallow, get more stressed and consequently more anxious! Mission definitely not accomplished. With mindfulness it's different. All you have to do is take a few breaths, notice that they're shallow, accept them fully as they are and keep on breathing.

How Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

Sara Bussandri | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Bussandri

This meant a few nights not being able to sleep until 3am, 4am or even 5am. And when everyone else is sleeping, and you know the children will still get up early, not being able to fall asleep can be very frustrating.

What Is Organisational Mindfulness And How Can We Develop A Mindful Culture At Work?

Jutta Tobias | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

I often explain mindfulness as a practice that 'creates space' - mental space for myself, to help me make sure that I use the (often small mental) pause wisely between what the world brings to me and how I respond.

Raisin D'Etre

Caragh Little | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's exhausting, being a worrier. It's like living your day two or three times over, doing all the things you have to do and worrying about them as well, plus a bit of anxiety about all those things you did and said yesterday, and the day before, and last week, and last month and even years ago

What I Talk About When I Talk About Transcendental Meditation

Leigh Clark | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Clark

We're bombarded with information during our waking hours, and most of it is unsavoury, antagonistic and reactionary. By closing your eyes for twenty minutes, twice a day, with no distractions you'll find that the silence is a powerful way to filter out meaningless codswallop and a great way to help you think of new ideas and prioritise the things in life that really matter

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 29.04.2017 | 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 11.02.2017 | 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 08.02.2017 | 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 07.12.2016 | 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 04.12.2016 | 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.