7 Steps to Creating your Sacred Meditation Space

When you first start practicing meditation you may feel a certain resistance to the practises or put up barriers to avoid committing the time to meditating. One of the ways I overcame this in the early days (and I still use it today) is to have a specific meditation space that I go to everyday. I light a candle and More →

Gratitude Journal

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And, because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I like this Writing Meditation because as I write it mindfully, I am doing so with gratitude in my heart. Gratitude More →

Is there anything constant in your life?

In my Philosophy class last week, our facilitator asked us to consider the question “Is there anything constant in life or within each of us?” My first reaction was NO. A flat resounding NO. Nothing in my life remains constant – it is always changing. I am changing, the people around me are changing, my work is changing, the environment More →

Mantra Meditation – Instrument of the Mind

Meditating using Mantras is one of the most popular methods of meditation. Now, I am not one for chanting, wearing beads and burning incense sticks. It just isn’t me! If you are that person – great – whatever rocks your boat! However, I still do like Mantra Meditation because it gives me something to focus on to calm my mind. More →

Fight the Christmas Blues

I love Christmas. It’s a time to unwind, catch up with friends and family in front of a roaring fire, and really take time out for me. I always come out the other side of Christmas feeling rested and ready for the New Year. But for some people Christmas can be a really stressful time. Cooking for the masses; buying More →

Three Minute Meditation

So many different authors have shared the Three Minute Breathing Space in different ways – but I’ve chosen Shamash Alidina’s version as in his book Mindfulness for Dummies he describes this meditation really well. He suggests that this Meditation acts as bridge between Formal Mindfulness practice like a Body Scan Meditation or a Longer Seated Meditation, and your Informal Mindfulness More →

Why is Mindfulness so relevant to Just Jhoom!?

Dancing, by its very nature is a mindful activity. You are engaged in the activity in the here and now – and it is difficult to have thoughts about the past or future as you engage in the dance movement. Just Jhoom! with its hand and arm movements, Bollywood and Bhangra footwork and hand and eye co-ordination is a really More →