Work performance and goals – Mindful Motion is not just for beating stress!

Do you feel like you’re not getting things done as quickly as you would like due to interruptions? Would you like to improve your ability to focus on the task at hand? Improve your performance in the workplace The practice of Mindfulness trains the mind to focus, to be able to concentrate when everything around ...

Do you find meditation difficult?

Do you find meditation difficult?
Do you struggle to meditate? Do you feel it is too daunting to just sit in silence? Is your mind too busy to meditate? Do you find that you just can’t stop thinking? Does your mind jump from topic to topic keeping you stressed or anxious? Have you tried meditation but find that when you ...

How can Mindful Motion help me to achieve inner calm?

Mindful Motion comprises physical exercises that help you to develop your mindfulness. By focusing your attention on the movements, thoughts that normally run through your head and cause stress or anxiety are ignored. Regularly practising Mindful Motion will improve your ability to concentrate on one thing for as long as you want to. When you ...

How does mindfulness work in Mindful Motion?

On the face of it, Mindful Motion looks like gentle exercise, so it can be confusing to the casual observer as to how Mindful Motion is in anyway related to mindfulness meditation. After all, Mindful Motion is described as a combination of flowing tai chi and yoga moves which does sound more like an exercise ...

I find it difficult to learn movements – will I still benefit from Mindful Motion?

In short, absolutely! The key thing about Mindful Motion is the simplicity of a class or workshop. It is not about learning complicated moves, trying to commit everything to memory and studying the details of each technique (although for students who are interested, this is a possible avenue); instead it is about just copying the ...

What happens when you regularly practice tai chi?

Apart from the obvious physical improvements – improvements in balance, stability and leg strength – I have experienced numerous benefits: I am more acutely aware of how I move my body and how I’m standing. I take notice of how I interact with objects I notice how I interact with people I eat more slowly, ...

3 simple ways to beat stress

Here are three simple ideas for dealing with stress. They’re not long term solutions but they will probably help to varying degrees. Go for a walk: if you can, go for a walk in the park, surround yourself with nature, but if all you have is city streets then that is better than nothing! Meditate: ...

Everyone needs Mindful Motion

Firstly, what is Mindful Motion? Mindful Motion was developed as a combination of tai chi, yoga and meditation with a focus on helping people to reduce stress through gentle movement. As for the title of this post, it’s a bold statement but is it really true? Let us consider the busy 20-something, stuck in the ...

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool
Mindfulness is becoming very popular now, the art of being in the moment. One of the problems with mindfulness is that many people find it difficult to just sit still with their eyes closed and concentrate on themselves. One way of getting round this and still applying mindfulness techniques is by learning tai chi. The simple ...

Why anyone can learn tai chi

Why anyone can learn tai chi
From a recent Lumosity newsletter: How the brain learns: 2 key research insights Can brain research help us become better learners? Here are 2 key research insights to keep in mind next time you learn something new. 1. Learning means new connections in the brain Your brain works like an electrical circuit. Every time you learn ...