Category Archives: Meditation

A Beginners Guide To Mindful Movement

Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention recently and for good reason, It works. The issue with mindfulness becoming more mainstream is when what mindfulness actually means can get lost in all the marketing and hype. Mindful movement has been practiced in martial arts and yoga for 100s of years but for the regular gym…

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How Does A 10% Increase in Happiness Sound?

Would you like to be 10% happier? It’s not something that’s often offered is it? Usually we hear more concrete promises like, “Change your life!”, “Find true happiness!”. These are all eye catching but never deliver do they? We are sold these statements with the hope that we’ll buy the book or product that promises…

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7 Sitting Variations To Improve Mobility

It used to hurt to sit on the ground. In 2013 I travelled to India and spent a month in Mysore doing a Hatha teacher training course. From day one we spent most of the 8 hours each day sitting on the ground. I looked at my peers as they seamlessly sat and took notes…

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Bulletproof Your Health Using “The Simple Daily Practice”

Anytime I go through difficult times in life they are for the most part coming a long time. It’s rarely a one-off event that causes it. Just like an overuse injury. It wasn’t that one day in the gym but the hours of improper movement beforehand that led to the injury. So when I read James…

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Should You Meditate?

I’ve been practising meditation daily for two years this month. Quite simply it’s been a game charger. The annoying part about meditation is the dogma that is attached to it. I can understand why a lot of you may not feel it is right for you. Maybe you think that it isn’t right for you because you…

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What is Yoga? – Part 1

When I first started practicing yoga all I thought it was nothing more than a workout. That is how it seems to be viewed by most people in the west. After studying yoga in more detail I have realized that the yoga we all know is only a small part of Yoga. According to the…

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Everything You Need To Know About A 10 day Vipassana Retreat

I attended my second 10-day Vipassana retreat at the beginning of October. It was exactly one year since my first one and thought it would be a good idea to share what it was like. I have found both courses challenging but so rewarding and feel they improved my meditation practice ten fold. Over the…

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3 Tips To Make Meditation A Daily Habit

“We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey Meditation can be beneficial habit to build. To feel the benefits of meditation, you need to form a daily habit. Many people find this a difficult step to make and excuses like lack of time come up again and again when I speak to people about…

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7 Insights From One Year Meditation Practice

“True happiness is not out there. True happiness lies within.” – Og Mandino It has been exactly one year this month since I started practicing meditation. I attended a month-long 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course in Mysore, India last August. This was where I learned how to meditate. Monday to Friday I attended…

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Meditation for beginners

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom” – Buddha I had always heard positive things about meditation but never had the patience to sit and “do nothing”. It felt like a waste of time. After…

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