What Is Meditation? Meditation is a way of transforming the mind. It is a state of deep peace, when the mind is still. It is effortless awareness. Often the breath is the focus of attention. We become aware of the continuous stream of thoughts in our mind as simply thoughts - we don’t engage with them. Meditation helps us to wake up to being in the here-and-now, letting go of past memories and [...]
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What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness has its origins in Buddhism, a belief system which goes back over 2,000 years. The Buddha taught that all attachment causes suffering - we are bound to suffer disappointments if we try to hold onto people, places or things. We try to accept our thoughts and emotions in a gentle way, moving from the past and the future and being in the NOW. Meditation focuses inwardly on the body-mind [...]
Relaxation Breathing Techniques Why is the breath our best friend ? Because it’s the one constant which we can rely upon. If we lost everything in our lives right now - family, friends, pets, job, home, car, money, phone - but we are still breathing, then we are alive !! Everything else is a bonus! The breath is our life-force. We can survive without food for a few weeks, without water for [...]
How Does Aromatherapy Work? Aromatherapy is the safe use of essential oils for therapeutic benefits, enhancing well-being, restoring balance and revitalising the mind, body and spirit. Since ancient times, plants have been used to heal, fight infection, aid digestion and promote a feeling of well-being. From prehistoric times, through the ancient Egyptians and the Arab world, knowledge of the healing properties of plants came to the West via the Crusaders. Imagine the following [...]