Mindfulness has gained popularity amongst forward thinking, innovative companies for its great effects on the human capital. Organisations from Google to the NHS and Transport for London offer Mindfulness training to both their employees and executives, making worthwhile the investment in these programs for the business. The benefits are convincing: Decrease of sick […]
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Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are not one and the same. Each practice fosters different aspects. The formal mindfulness meditation practice can be practiced as sitting meditation, walking meditation, lying down meditation (body scan) and as mindful yoga. The length of the practice is up to each practitioner, most often it […]
R.A.I.N. is a meditation practice that can help you transform difficult emotions by expanding your awareness. It is similar to the STOP exercise but differs in that it goes beyond a pause encouraging gentle investigation into what is happening inside. The acronym R.A.I.N. stands for Recognition, Allowing/Acceptance, Investigation and Non-Identification. It echoes, […]
Why moving the body is essential for the mind The Sanskrit word Yoga योग means to yoke/harness/join. It originated in ancient India and entails physical, mental and spiritual practices that promote awakening and recognition of the ultimate union of body/mind with Consciousness. As yoga travelled to the West the accessible and adaptable physical aspects made it […]
Asking for a definition of mindfulness is a bit like asking, “What does a strawberry taste like?” or “What does your favourite piece of music sound like”? Definitions cannot capture the experience of tasting or listening. They can only give us an idea of what the actual experience is like. […]
This brilliantly written article offers insight, generous personal experience and a great framework for how mindfulness can help someone with bipolar disorder. Curtesy of Purplepersuasion re-published on www.lucid-living.org. I’ve been meaning to write this article for a long time. This is partly because I’ve been wanting to get round to sharing […]
In life we often think that happiness is conditional, and something we can achieve given the ideal circumstances. We think, I’ll be happy when I move to a warmer place, I’ll be happy when I get a better job, when I meet the perfect partner, when I make more money, […]
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, […]