Eight ways to make a lockdown easier to bear during a pandemic

Eight ways to make a lockdown easier to bear during a pandemic
What is the current situation? This article has been written during the pandemic lockdown in the UK. Currently, we are allowed to go out for essential trips such as food shopping and hospital visits as well as to exercise once a day. We should practice social distancing (2m apart). Otherwise, we should stay at home ...

Enjoy 10 minutes of mindful motion to beat stress and anxiety

Enjoy 10 minutes of mindful motion to beat stress and anxiety
Try some relaxing, gentle movements to bring your focus into the present moment by reconnecting with your body and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, while getting your body moving. This video features a warm up followed by about 10 minutes of chi kung mindful motion. Note: you can do the exercises standing or seated, ...

How to BLOOM with mindfulness

How to BLOOM with mindfulness
The following information is provided for attendees of the BLOOM framework training as a reminder of the topics discussed. BLOOM Overview Breathe Examples: nostril breathing abdominal breathing energy breathing Listen Examples: music external noises Observe Examples: wood grain on desks a leaf the palm of a hand Occupy Examples: painting mindful eating mindful drinking The ...

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?
The following is a transcript from a WhatsApp conversation I had recently that I thought would be interesting for those who are not sure how goals and dreams sit with mindfulness principles. P: So, I have trained in NLP and done bit of Life Coaching. The aim of NLP is to get the person to ...

A Basic Zen Yoga Body Scan

A Basic Zen Yoga Body Scan
If you are looking for a simple 10 minute meditation, the following body scan recording can help you to achieve a sense of inner calm. By simply focusing on various parts of your body and noticing how those parts feel, you can bring yourself into the present moment and experience deep relaxation. So find somewhere ...