Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

There is a reason why the Japanese love their tea and tea ceremonies. The art of making a simple cup of tea while in the present moment has the power to relax the mind and body after a hectic day. The way of tea as it is referred to in Japan is a ritual ceremony … Continue reading Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power that … Continue reading Remember rosemary for memory

The art of winefulness

Mindfulness can be engaged in almost all activities when you think about it. Whether you enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine, you can apply the principles of mindfulness and being present in the moment. In fact, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine. You don’t even have to … Continue reading The art of winefulness

Mindful eating meditation

Over the past few weeks we have explored how mindful eating can lead to improved health and wellbeing as well as the best foods to introduce into your diet – if not already. The purpose of this meditation is to help you increase your appreciation of the food you consume and to bring you from … Continue reading Mindful eating meditation

A practical mindful body scan

Today, instead of talking about mindfulness, I have prepared an excretes for you to practise being mindful. It is sometimes hard to find time for relaxation and checking in with yourself. So, we need practical tools which can be adapted to suit time and different situations. Mindful body scans are useful to help you recognise … Continue reading A practical mindful body scan

Cultivate mindful relationships

Mindfulness not only helps your awareness but it builds compassion and empathy in your day to day relationships with other people. By understanding your own motivations and feelings, allows you to stop, pause and see how things really are – not how you think they should be. Mindfulness shows us that it is okay to … Continue reading Cultivate mindful relationships

The healing power of sound

The sound of water trickling over rocks from a waterfall, birds chirping happily or uplifting music playing on the radio. Sounds have a therapeutic influence on your health and wellbeing. They calm and move you physically, emotionally and spiritually. These are what we know to be calming sounds and they have the ability to alter … Continue reading The healing power of sound

Meditation and the brain body connection

As you are aware, the brain is your most powerful and useful tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It knows how to assess each environmental factor you are exposed to and prepare you to respond. But did you know that when you concentrate on one topic, it can double the neural connections in your brain? There … Continue reading Meditation and the brain body connection

Your Mind Breath Relationship

It’s no secret that your breath provides you with many health benefits. Alternative health therapies once shunned by medicine are now backed by scientific evidence that your breath, when used correctly, can improve your wellbeing. Breath practice (or pranayama in yoga terms) is well known for extending life and your bank of prana. Science and … Continue reading Your Mind Breath Relationship

5 Ways your breath protects your health

There is no need to try the latest health fads when you already possess the most effective tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It is free and you use it everyday. It is your breath. Used correctly, it can help protect you and reduce your risk of illness. There is much scientific research on the benefits … Continue reading 5 Ways your breath protects your health