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Meditation

Diffusing Strong Emotions

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The brutal truth about Meditation

The brutal truth about meditation from one of my favourite writers, Mark Manson:⠀ ⠀ ⠀“People often lament that they’re ‘not good’ at meditation. ⠀ ⠀There is no getting good. That’s the whole point. ⠀ ⠀You are supposed to suck at it. ⠀ ⠀Just accept the suckage, embrace the suckage. Love the suckage. ⠀ ⠀ When [...]

How I found more time

Life can be crazy busy at times. Between work, family, keeping healthy, commuting and socialising we can find ourselves being so busy just going through the motions. But how often do you take the time outside your daily routine to question what you’re doing? Or how well you’re doing? Or more importantly, why you’re doing what you’re [...]

The Stress Debt

Whenever we start something new, it's natural to wonder when we'll start seeing the benefits. It's really common for people to do a couple of yoga/meditation classes, get frustrated that they're not immediately enlightened and give up. But before you feel better, you will feel less bad (if that makes sense). The loss of the [...]

The Mind on Meditation

Our mind is still a mystery. Despite using it our whole lives, we haven't yet found the user guide let alone the remote to switch it off. And while modern science is constantly making new discoveries about the brain, the mind or consciousness is still so mysterious. The oldest books in the world (the Upanishads) [...]

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Meditation Excuses Busted

What's your excuse for not meditating? Is it one of these? I can't sit cross-legged for meditation There is no set meditation position. You can sit in a chair or you can lie on the floor. You want to be comfortable and ideally have a straight spine. There's no point forcing yourself to stay in [...]

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Why I’m not a fan of the word Meditation

As our lives get busier and more stressful, people are looking for ways to keep their busy mind calm. And in that search, many of us consider Meditation. After all, Meditation is slated to be the cure-all for our woes: stress, anxiety, sadness, unhappiness and the gateway to inner peace and enlightenment. Such high promises. [...]

Overcoming resistance in yoga and life

I have an embarrassing habit I need to confess. I often buy things I don’t use. It’s terribly wasteful, I know, but sometimes I can’t help myself. I’ve bought equipment I've never used Books I’ve never read I’ve paid for training courses I haven’t finished It’s a terrible waste. And the one thing all these [...]

Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better

I'm often asked if yoga will help people with anxiety. And as tempted as I am to say, 'yes, yoga helps with anxiety', it's not so straightforward. The truth is, anxiety will often get worse before it gets better. If there was a quick fix for anxiety, we would have found it by now. Yoga [...]

The Science Behind the MindBody Connection

I recently attended an event on the Art and Science of Relaxation which incorporated evidence-based relaxation techniques and an introduction to psychoneuroimmunology (aka the mind-body connection). It was fascinating and confirmed what yogis have known for thousands of years: that the mind and body are connected and our thoughts and emotions affect our health. As a [...]