Tag Archives: meditation

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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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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My Isolation Tank Experience

Ever fantasised about being locked in a dark chamber filled with salt water for an hour? I spent an hour in a floatation tank last weekend at Thaisolate Ko Samui, It has been something I have wanted to do for over two years but never got the opportunity until now. Here is Thaisolate’s description of what…

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Become Like Water My Friend

I’ve been living in Thailand for the last 13 months and it has been amazing for the most part. My quality of life has improved dramatically. I have more time to pursue the things I enjoy. I have less stress and the weather is awesome. However there is a huge difference between visiting somewhere for…

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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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Six 30 Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

“If it is important, do it every day, if it isn’t, don’t do it at all.” – Dan Gable I completed a few different 30-day challenges since the beginning of the year and found them to be rewarding and a lot of fun to do. I am a big fan of building habits through small…

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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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