In Control or Out of Control?

Do you get anxious or angry when things don’t go just as you want them to? Do you feel you have to take charge of ‘everything’ or nothing would get done? Feelings such as these really do cloud our enjoyment of life. They are often termed as ‘control issues’. Sometimes the simplest things make youContinue reading “In Control or Out of Control?”

Every Smile Makes You A Day Younger

There’s nothing like a nice smile to set you on your way in the morning or off into a peaceful sleep at night. Why not try this short meditation which focuses on the feeling of a smile… Settle into a comfortable seated position. Relax any tension in your jaw, let the lips part and separateContinue reading “Every Smile Makes You A Day Younger”

Powerful Thoughts

I love these ‘POWER THOUGHT CARDS’ by Louise Hay. If you ever need inspiring there is a whole deck of cards to turn to (you can buy them on Amazon). Always giving thought provoking and positive ideas. I especially like the one above… How empowering is it to breath in and think ‘This IS aContinue reading “Powerful Thoughts”

Dhyana Mudra

We often see the Buddha represented with this gesture. It is beautifully simple and brings you into deeper, more profound concentration. It is the traditional mudra to aid qualities of tranquillity and inner peace. Method: To do the Dhyana mudra, simply sit with your hands facing upward, right hand resting on top of your leftContinue reading “Dhyana Mudra”

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS – A MORNING WORKSHOP

Saturday 26th May 10 – 1 Ryhall Village Hall Many people get frustrated with meditation or simply have no idea where to start. Meditation is meant to be enjoyable, relaxing and a powerful tool for our health. I have put together a morning of movement and stillness, noise and silence, laughter and peace so that IContinue reading “MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS – A MORNING WORKSHOP”

Live each moment as a moment of pure joy!

The Radiance Sutras are a wonderful set of verses which help us to stop and appreciate the present moment. They are translated from an ancient text and give us  112 ‘yuktis’, or yoga meditation practices, for opening to the divine mystery within everyday experiences… here is yukti 51… Wherever, whenever you feel carried away, Rejoicing inContinue reading “Live each moment as a moment of pure joy!”

Pause a while with a mandala…

Why not print off this lovely ‘mandala’ and colour it in for someone special this Valentines’ day? What’s a mandala? I hear you ask… A mandala (meaning circle) is a spiritual motif. Without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end, the circle symbolises the universe. It’s seen as a representation ofContinue reading “Pause a while with a mandala…”

Walk With Me…

If you would like to learn more about Thich Nhat Hanh and his methods of meditation and mindfulness, there will be a screening of a film about his village on Thursday 1st February at the Arts Centre, Stamford.  If you are interested in something it’s always worthwhile to find out about it from a varietyContinue reading “Walk With Me…”