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A Little Bit More About Yoga

A Little Bit More About Yoga

Yoga is not just a modern fad for lycra enthusiasts, nor is it confined to the popular form of exercise we know and love today.

Yoga is an idea that is centuries old and reaches far beyond gyms, mats and leggings; it is a concept that offers an entire lifestyle, should you wish to embrace it.

If you love yoga and want to learn a bit more about it, or even extend the practice into other areas of your ...

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Let’s Discuss Intelligence

Let’s Discuss Intelligence

Are you prioritising your emotional intelligence?

Many of us do not think of our emotional intelligence as something to nurture. But it needs as much attention and understanding as our IQ. The key to a happy and rational life lies in understanding our emotions and how to live with them, love them and respect them.

Watch Daniel Goleman, author of acclaimed book ‘Emotional Intelligence’, explain a little more:

Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence

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The Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness

“There is nothing either good or bad, as Shakespeare told in in ‘Hamlet’, but thinking makes it so.” – Pico Iyer

It can be so easy to quickly categorise experiences as either good or bad. However, we all know that life does not deal in such defined absolutes as ‘good’ and ‘bad’, life is one big grey area. By employing stillness in our lives, we can give ourselves the space to reflect on experiences we might have hastily categorised, ...

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Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication

Want to brush up on your communication skills at work? Looking to find new and better ways to get your points across? Feeling like your team’s communication style could to with a tweak or two?

We have a solution!

It is not always easy to know how to communicate sensitively with the colleagues around you. Explaining what you need with simplicity and clarity is often easier said than done. If you and your team are in need of more ...

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Present Power

Present Power

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn

Life is noisy isn’t it? How often do we find ourselves bouncing clumsily around all the concerns, tasks and distractions that clutter up our heads? But life needn’t be so stressful! The practice of being present offers a really great way to clear up your brain space, and to combat getting too overwhelmed by as bust life.

Laundry, kids, the internet, meetings, other people, confrontations, suddenly altered ...

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Time For A Little Inspiration

Time For A Little Inspiration

Some of the most successful individuals incorporate a meditation practice into their daily lives.

When demands, pressure and performance expectations are high, the importance of connecting with yourself and the present moment is of enormous value and necessity.

Here are some wonderful quotes for those times when you need inspiration and motivation to continue your mindfulness practice:

Inspiring Quotes To Keep You Motivated

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Animals, Our Great Teachers

Animals, Our Great Teachers

As the saying goes:

‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’.

And what useful life lessons and constant reminders can be attained from these wonderful creatures!

Below is a beautifully written, heart-felt and heart-warming article about how animals (in this case a dog) can teach us about a more compassionate approach to life..

The Zen of Dogs

 

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The Power of Stillness

The Power of Stillness

A required component of any commitment to authentic personal development is a practice of stillness.

Without spending time in quiet meditation, we are unable to experience the truth of spiritual concepts for ourselves. As long as the concepts remain theoretical they will have little to no impact. It is only when we dive head-first into the experience of them that they gift us their wisdom and allow us entry into the next lesson.

Whilst we can choose what we say out loud, ...

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Mindfulness For Anxiety

Mindfulness For Anxiety

Mindfulness is about acknowledging and accepting, rather than rejecting who we are and how we feel.

Healing is possible and a regular dose of mindfulness can be the perfect prescription. Here is a very personal and insightful article detailing a young woman’s struggle with anxiety and depression and how mindfulness helped free herself from that internal struggle:

Read: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

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3 Conscious Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice

3 Conscious Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice

1 Forget About Time

Set a timer to indicate when you have finished your meditation. This allows the mind to release its grip on scheduling and gives you more chance of reaching silence and obtaining presence.

2 Relocate Now & Again

Meditating in nature is especially beautiful. Parks, forests, mountains, oceans and lakes all offer enriching access to deeper states of being. Meditating outside allows you to escape your usual distractions, switch off and bring a fresh, new dimension to your practice. And if ...

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