In current times of pandemic when we are urged to practise social distancing (although we prefer a term “safe relating”, as suggested by Prof. Paul Gilbert) in order to keep each other safe and healthy, much of our work, personal development activities and personal relations have moved to the online space. Even if government rules permit in person gatherings of various sizes, many of us think twice before coming back to gyms, yoga studios or group meditation classes.Continue reading “What Is It Like Joining an Online Meditation Class?”
We had a lovely response from people in need of group meditation in these turbulent times. Therefore, we will continue to offer free open meditation evenings once a week, where everyone is welcome to join us online!Continue reading “Mindfulness and Compassion in Turbulent Times: Free Online Meetings Continue”
If you have been feeling more stressed lately due to current state of the world, you are not alone. In turbulent times we often find our mind’s threat system activated, thoughts and emotions stirred up, and realise there is so much we cannot control. Mindfulness and compassion help activate our soothing system and support our wellbeing.Continue reading “Online Support Group: Mindfulness and Compassion in Turbulent Times”
“What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?”– Tara Brach
Change of seasons is always a good reminder of subtle impermanence of things. Observing the trees let go of their leaves we may learn something about ourselves – we also can let go. The flow of our human experience changes moment to moment. Thoughts, feelings, sensations come and go without the need to engage, and it takes no effort at all to simply be where we are.Continue reading “Autumn Mindfulness: Self-Acceptance and Letting Go”
Oftentimes we are so wired into our stressful routines that we don’t even notice how tense our bodies are. The goal of this exercise is to help you distinguish between the tense and relaxed state of muscles in your body and to gradually train your body to let go of the tension.
Are you distracted, stressed or a little overwhelmed? Learn a simple breathing exercise that can help you calm down, get centred and ready to perform.
Do we breath effectively? Especially when the going gets tough? Learn how to breath deeply and all the benefits the skill has to offer!
Best wishes to our friends and followers! 🙂 Continue reading “3 Mental Tips for Holiday Season”
In sports it is widely accepted that successful performance is up to the synergy of physical and mental skills. As a popular quote of the American baseball player Yogi Berra goes:
Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.