Yoga is a unique form of exercise with a multitude of benefits.
It matters what we rest our mind on.
When we rest our mind on difficult things- hurts, criticism, worries, or lack- the brain gets shaped in a certain way. It becomes reactive, vulnerable to the negative and zooms into a narrow focus on threat and loss.
I’m really excited to be offering a brilliant new take on Mindfulness this term.
It’s called Savouring.
The Savouring practice takes mindfulness to a whole new level. It provides a sparkling incentive, an instant gratification: it is so rewarding! It gives us a really good reason to bother practising Mindfulness.
I promise you will find this practice really enjoyable. Personally, I have found it life-changing.
Sometimes life gets too busy.
So busy that something has to give.
Due to extra family responsibilities, I’m putting this monthly mindfulness blog on hold for now. With extra travelling and father-care, getting to my desk as often as I used to is a challenge!
Meanwhile, my classes and workshops in mindfulness and yoga continue here in the Northern Rivers.
And I’m putting time into creating an e-book version of my Beginners Yoga Guide. What fun! Stay tuned for the launch later in 2018.
Thanks for your support … I’ll be back.
Want to know how Mindful listening practices could transform your classroom?
It’s simple: The very act of mindful listening, or any sensory focus for that matter, strengthens attention.
When children stop and focus intently on sensory input, be it seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or touching, the focusing systems of the brain get a workout. The attention muscle grows.
MEDITATION IS A DEMOLITION JOB
I remember, as a teenager, loving a phrase that described demolition work as “putting back the sky”. “Wow” crooned my impressionable teenage brain “that is cool”.
To this day, I still like that phrase.
Ordinary life presents countless small opportunities to brighten up our mind.
Even the most humdrum days will benefit from a mindfulness practice called ‘mind the gap’, tweaking life for the better.
Sometimes FRANTIC turns up, crashes into my life, my day, my hour. In his razzle dazzle helmet and coat of steel. I’m real! he shouts. I’m powerful.
And I believe him.
This blog post muses over the mathematical formula that compares the possible states of the human mind to the number of atoms in the universe. No wonder our brain feels overloaded from time to time. It’s like we have too many tabs open!