Clear water meditation track

Glass of water with blue liquid swirling in it

Recently I recorded a new 11 minutes guided meditation audio track which you can access here for free. The clear water meditation track seems to resonate with some people as a useful way of approaching mindfulness, clarity, meditation, and accepting that sometimes the mind is cloudy, sometimes it's clear, sometimes it's both. This is a … Continue reading Clear water meditation track

Feel the fear and find a better way to be

Yellow poppy

I don't know about anyone else but sometimes you just get to the point when it all gets a bit too much. I was at that point at 4am this morning! My mind was whirring around, I was mentally drafting blog posts, wondering what do to about planned classes and events, worrying about friends and … Continue reading Feel the fear and find a better way to be

Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat

Banner graphic for retreat

Going on a retreat can be a powerful way to recharge and reprioritise your health and wellbeing. I've been on a lot of retreats myself in the last 10-15 years and so I'm very excited to be co-running a yoga and meditation retreat in south west Scotland in May 2020. How can going somewhere else … Continue reading Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat

Sharing kindness meditations

Poster about the event

Recently I shared two kindness meditations during a wellbeing day, and have uploaded one of them as an audio track for you to enjoy. It was a real pleasure to contribute towards the successful 'Sharing the Love' day which a fellow yoga teacher Jill organised in November here in Dumfries, and which was a fundraiser … Continue reading Sharing kindness meditations

Free mindfulness of breath tracks

Trees

I've uploaded my second mindfulness of breath track for you to listen to for free, to help bring feelings of calm, relaxation and quietness to the mind and body. There's now a 1 minute track and a 3 minute track. Listen to them whenever you want*, maybe before going to bed, or if you wake … Continue reading Free mindfulness of breath tracks

Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

Yoga mats laid out in circle in room

I'm delighted to be offering two wellbeing workshops this autumn in Dumfries. Following positive feedback from the workshop on understanding chronic (persistent) pain, I'm going to be delivering this workshop again, but it'll be slightly longer at 3 hours to allow more time for the practical things. In addition, I'm going to be delivering a … Continue reading Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

Study shows different types of meditation have different effects on brain

A new study explores how the type of meditation practices could have different impacts on your brain, leading to varied social, cognitive, or behavioural effects. The research study with healthy human adults in Germany explored three different types of meditation practices: awareness meditation (e.g. mindful breathing, body scans), compassionate meditations (e.g. loving kindness), and perspective … Continue reading Study shows different types of meditation have different effects on brain

Chocolate meditation for chocolate week

Squares of chocolate

It's Chocolate Week from 10th to 16th October 2016 in the UK, and I thought this would be perfect timing to describe a meditation practice that almost everyone will enjoy, even if (or especially if) they haven't done any meditation before, because it involves chocolate! And almost everyone likes chocolate. Plus dark chocolate may even … Continue reading Chocolate meditation for chocolate week