I often end my yoga classes with this thought: If you are feeling strong, in good health and at peace then take a moment to have gratitude for how rich you are. For it is only he who has a healthy body and sound mind who can truly consider himself a wealthy being.
There is a natural way to remind us how to be happy - through meditation - the superfood for the mind. It's been around for thousands of years, has no negative side effects and our brain power is enhanced and not ruined. There are countless scientific studies showing the huge benefits of meditation for the mind, the body and our general wellbeing.
I love to do my practice but I've managed to break free of that 'must do' mentality as it was driving me round the bloody bend. It was turning good stuff into bad stuff and what was practised to alleviate/manage the suffering actually became a part of the suffering. So some weeks, I'm a six day kind of guy and on others maybe one or two as I've got to do what's appropriate there and then.
Appreciate the people I love and the things I have so when it comes time, when it is meant to be no more, there isn't a feeling of loss nor a need to hang on. No regrets or should have dones. Just this feeling that I lived it well and did my life, this precious life, justice.
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From across the globe we've gathered stories about businesses harnessing these values to improve their work places, politicians practising mindfulness and bankers being encouraged to -- shock, horror! -- nap at work.
It's far warmer than usual, I'm told, but even at the height of summer there's the cooling presence of a sheer caressing breeze. The sun beams brilliantly in the pure blue sky, illuminating the rich and vibrant colours of my surroundings; the olive green palm trees, the emerald lawns, the citrus hued flora and the dusky coral casitas.
She wanted to be with men who empathized, have emotional intelligence, as well as being content in their masculinity. For many men this sounds like an impossibility - 'butch and caring' - do they fit in the same box?
For me, personally, to be spiritual is more about feeling good and doing good and after I've done my asana practice, I feel good physically and mentally, and when I'm feeling like that I'm less likely to shout at the cats and I'm more likely to buy the Big Issue.
I fully accept that diet is a personal choice as is wasting our hard earned cash on food we throw away, but with less waste and even becoming part time vegetarians for at least three days per week, we can help preserve three of the planets most valuable assets.
The secret, is to look East. Both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine completely live in the NOW when it comes to the chilly months. Both believe that if you do winter right, you will bounce through the rest of the year.
I hate making resolutions because I'm always changing my mind on what on I want to do. I evolve as the world around me evolves. I do however, have a big picture goal and a system I use to prevent me feeling completely overwhelmed by all the things I want to do, so I thought I'd share it with you today.
I'm writing this fuelled by a mammoth jar of Montezuma dark chocolate buttons, packed full of bonny antioxidants. But what else can one do to be healthy in the year 2014? After navigating the sea of New Year detox advice, I fished out the following:
I personally do not believe in the distinction between medicine and "alternative medicine". I would simply say, if something works to cure or alleviate a medical condition it is medicine and if it does not, it is not medicine.
GK Chesterton, the great author who inspired Gandhi to end British colonial rule in India, observed: "I owe my success to having listened respectfull...
Having spent most of my life doing things that would actually enhance the ageing process, I often wondered when the right time was to start the battle against ageing. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, I spent 20 years working in the fast paced world of banking.