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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 […]

Tailored Personal Development

Sometimes, even when you are successful in the world, there might come a point where you wonder whether you are living your full potential. You might have a general sense that more might be possible for you, or be aware of particular unhelpful patterns in life that may limit what you can achieve. Perhaps you […]

Yoga at Work

Over the last decade, yoga has gained great popularity amongst forward thinking, innovative companies for its great effects on the human capital. In the autumn 2015, NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, announced that yoga was to be offered to health professionals and recommends yoga for health benefits to the public. The benefits are not only convincing […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Mindfulness?

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. And each experiences is unique […]

Mindfulness for bipolar disorder: simpler than you think

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 my experiences of mindfulness as […]