Mindfulness Practice

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.

If Less Is More...

Caragh Little | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

2017 so far has made me think about what's important; what really doesn't matter and should be put aside. So I've been clearing my way gradually through cupboards, wardrobes and drawers. More than ever I've been wondering what on earth possesses me when I'm shopping... and how I've missed this when I've been tidying up before.

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.

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

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!

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.

Coping With Life: Five Top Tips for Making Mindfulness Routine

Cal Strode | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Mindfulness is a way of bringing our awareness into the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we're better able to cope with them.

Mindfulness And Space At Work - How To Make It Happen

Jutta Tobias | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

Mindfulness is everywhere these days. At least many more people talk about it then when I started researching and teaching mindfulness five years ago. But how can you really make it happen at work?

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.

The Critic Within

Kamontip Evans | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed, there are so many things we can get annoyed with: traffic noise, your partner leaving a news...

Today I Will Mostly Be Mindful

Jude Coy | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Coy

A recent convert to mindful living I've been slowly trying to change my life. So far I've made some significant steps to a better existence. My attitude to work is the biggest change. Instead of mindlessly driving myself into the ground trying to do a great job, I'm still doing my job well but with a few simple tweaks.

The wardrobe of your mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 23.10.2016 | 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.

Is Mindfulness the Next Must Have Business Skill?

Bev James | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Bev James

Mindfulness has recently become the latest buzz word in the west and with its increasing popularity the practice has moved from meditation and yoga carried out by monks and hippies to the latest phenomenon, the centuries old notion of 'being in the now' has far evolved beyond a new-age philosophy.

Holding on

Kamontip Evans | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

What do you mean I'm holding on? I'm trying to forget it but the wretched thing just won't go away! That's exactly the point. Your head wants to get rid of it but your mind is holding on - without you realising or knowing why. Eventually your holding on will form a habit and that is how you will tend to react to situations.

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.

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.

The Art of Being Mindful

Malminder Gill | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Do you ever find yourself rewinding the movie you're watching over and over again? Do you have to read the same paragraph multiple times? Most people are unmindful several times a day; simply being unaware of their surroundings or what's going on. Practicing mindfulness improves both your mental and physical health.

Coming Out of the Meditation Closet

Alice Hart-Davis | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Hart-Davis

I'd been toying with the idea of meditation for years. As a health and beauty journalist, I knew all the benefits - from better concentration and sleep to stress reduction - but I just couldn't get my head round actually doing it. I'm a working mum so my spare time is limited. Yet though I could find time for exercise, I could never quite shape up to just sitting still and doing what seemed like nothing.

Up to the Skies...

Caragh Little | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The International Space Station is making bright, low passes through the late summer night sky this month. On a cool, clear night, I watched its smooth, stately progress from west to east - seemingly just at the top end of my street.

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.

Habits Die Hard: How to Retrain the Brain

Maria Senise | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Both my therapist and intuitive reader told me that I need to "stay on course;" my reader was referring to my life's path, and my therapist was referring to my journey through the anxiety. If you think about it, the two aspects they were referring to completely depend on each other; they have a symbiotic relationship.

Just 'DÒ' It

David Mochel | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

This symbol is the Japanese character "DÒ" (pronounced doe). "DÒ" refers to practice as a way of life. The closest (and rarely used) word in the English language for one who lives according to this principle is "practic." The definition of practic is "a person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory."