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
It seems that almost every week another study is published which shows that meditation and mindfulness are helpful to us for a number of reasons e.g. research showing that meditation can slow aging, or that mindfulness is being taken up by various groups e.g. some schools in Wales. As a result, many people know about … Continue reading Mindfulness and meditation audio tracks
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK (11-17th May) and for 2015 the theme was 'mindfulness'. People familiar with meditation and yoga may already know about mindfulness, especially as there has been quite a surge in interest in mindfulness in the media, in politics, in business etc in the last few years, … Continue reading Mindfulness in mental health awareness week
Sit back, relax, and watch and listen to Oprah and Jon Kabat-Zinn (author, scientist and creator of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme), discuss mindfulness meditation and the benefits it can bring to our everyday lives on her Super Soul Sunday programme. You can watch short clips or the full 40 minute programme online. Here's … Continue reading Oprah and Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss meditation and mindfulness
Following on from my previous post about yoga and ayurveda in India's government, I came across the 'Wellbeing in four policy areas’ report in the UK which has been produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics. (Yup, I didn't know about that group either!) In the report there are eight recommendations for government, … Continue reading Wellbeing in policy in the UK
I've noticed recently that there is increasing talk about mindfulness, even within mainstream media and non-yoga places. For example, in my other job (the full-time one!), I am on Twitter and a learning technology professor tweeted a link to some new mindfulness research findings, and suggested that savvy companies and organisations were picking up on … Continue reading Minfulness and its benefits
Feeling stressed? Under pressure and a bit worn out? Sometimes the change of season can be unsettling and we can find that things affect us more than usual. Also September can be a stressful time for some people, maybe starting university and leaving home, children starting school for the first time, also the relentless build … Continue reading De-stress with some breath and mind awareness
Why meditate? There are many reasons, and I may address some of them over time on here, but one reason is that as you experience the practice of mindfulness and meditation you are able to see that you are not your thoughts. And if you are not your thoughts you do not have to be … Continue reading Who’s in control of your mind? One benefit of mindfulness.