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Why Mindfulness & Yoga?

Why Mindfulness & Yoga? Mindfulness is a basic human quality, perhaps best described as being “equally present with all events and experiences with discernment, curiosity and kindness” (Christina Feldman, 2012). We cultivate mindfulness through a practice that involves training of our attention, awareness and compassion. We learn to shift perspective and respond to stressors more skilfully. […]

Three-step Breathing Space meditation

A short practice with Veronika. No prior experience required. You can start your mindfulness practice right here and right now. Perhaps weave it into your day morning, lunch and evening time.   3-step Breathing Space (5 min) Download the practice  Listen and practice Watch a brief introduction and practice   To join an upcoming Mindfulness course please […]

Mindfulness at Work

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 days; less conflict in the […]

Formal & Informal Mindfulness Practice

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 ranges between 10 and 45 […]

R.A.I.N. meditation practice

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, as Jack Kornfield writes, “the […]

Yoga – Why should I move my Body?

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 one of the most popular fitness routines for people of all ages. This article explores the […]

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