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”

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!”

The Blooming of a Lotus

In the yoga classes this term we are working with the Thich Nhat Hanh book “The Blooming of a Lotus”. This book guides us through simple techniques of meditation to help focus on the ‘now’.  If you want to get your own copy, we are starting at the very beginning and working through the firstContinue reading “The Blooming of a Lotus”

Peace Prayer for Christmas

Give peace a chance… as it’s the season of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men why not spend a few moments to let the words of Mahatma Gandhi seep into your soul? Try reading the words aloud or repeating until you can remember the prayer with your eyes closed. Can you give peace aContinue reading “Peace Prayer for Christmas”

Stepping Off the Christmas Merry-Go-Round

With the count-down to Christmas now in full swing – juggling who’s going where, what to buy for so-and-so and fitting everyone in over the festive period – things get frantic for the body, mind and soul. At these times our heads are jam packed with to-do lists and our bodies are tense holding ontoContinue reading “Stepping Off the Christmas Merry-Go-Round”

A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras

Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound Vibrating with in you, now as always, Resonating softly, Permeating the space of your heart.   The ear that is tuned by rapt listening Learns to hear the song of creation.   First like a hand bell, Then subtler, like a flute, Subtler still as a stringed instrument,Continue reading “A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras”