If you’re curious to find out more about mindfulness and meditation, it makes sense to listen to what some of the world’s most respected teachers have to say about it in these meditation podcast episodes.
If you’re anything like me, you want to feel that life is running smoothly. That people respect you and that your work is valued. That you’re healthy, happy and at ease. That your loved ones are healthy, happy and at ease too. These yearnings go way back. They aren’t a new revelation to humankind. This desire to […]
From the UK to Australia and everywhere in between, yoga has accompanied me for the good part of the last twenty years. And yet, in many ways, I’m only just beginning to understand how important it is to both my health and happiness, and also the health and happiness of everyone around me. This is […]
Before you can meditate, you need to concentrate, which is easier said than done. But the payoffs, say the great yoga teachers, are infinitely worth it.
The final limb of yoga, samadhi, is said to be a state of enlightenment. The ancient yet practical application of yoga Over 1,700 years ago an ancient sage going by the name Patanjali brought together his observations of life into a set of clear guidelines. These guidelines, he claimed, would not only to lead a […]
Addiction is tough. I have first-hand experience of the complexities and challenges faced when dealing with addiction, and believe me, there is a lot to consider. The cravings, thought processes, mind chatter, desires and genuine beliefs that you need to get more of a substance just to feel normal can outweigh and override all other […]
You can’t avoid the marketing of mindfulness these days. It’s everywhere. But beyond puffs and promises of living a better life, is there actually any proof that it works? We’re getting used to seeing mindfulness cropping up in the news and popular media. Business leaders are preaching its benefits. Rock stars and celebrities are endorsing […]
The beauty of yoga is that there are different styles and forms to suit us all. The Bhagavad Gita, the historical yogic text, mentions eighteen different forms of yoga that include hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, karma yoga, tantra yoga, raja yoga and bhakti yoga.1 The last two types – raja yoga and bhakti yoga – are […]
This meditation may seem laughably simple but when we’re caught up in a state of overwhelm, it’s the simplest things that can have the biggest impact. When we’re feeling overwhelmed our brains take in too much random information at once, our memory becomes impaired and our ability to logically work through what we need to […]
Starting anything gives you a burst of energy, but sustaining it is something else altogether. When starting a meditation practice we’re often full of good intentions, but – like pretty much anything that hasn’t been established as a habit – there’s a high chance that we’ll stop before we’ve really started. Fortunately, there are a few […]