Practice

Wed 20 June, 2012

From 'doing' to 'being'

In his highly recommended book, Mindfulness for Dummies, mindfulness coach Shamash Alidina emphasises the importance of actively switching from a busy 'doing' mode, to a more present state of 'being'.

 

 
Tue 28 February, 2012

Loving Kindness meditation: the Metta Bhavana

Loving Kindness meditation: the Metta Bhavana

 

The Dalai Lama once said: 'My own religion is kindness'. In this Western culture of depressing news, relentless advertising and individualism, it is easy to view the world as sorely lacking in consideration and kindness.

 
Thu 8 December, 2011

Dancer Pose: Nataraja

Dancer Pose: Nataraja

 

This pose can be one of the most graceful and ballet-like of all the yoga balances. It requires focus and poise, and can improve strength and balance.

 

 
Mon 26 September, 2011

Life with full attention

A Buddhist practice in origin, mindfulness meditation is enjoying fast-growing interest in the West. Taught as a secular practice, open to anyone, its benefits include decreased stress levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced mental focus.

 
Fri 5 August, 2011

A lighter dimension

The Art of partner yoga is not only fun; the practice brings people together and nurtures trust and communcations. Michaela Olexova, of wellbeing website The Baoli,  explains.

 

 

 

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Mindfulneses author & coach Shamash Alidina explains the importance of switching from 'doing' to 'being'.