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Posts from the ‘Meditation’ Category

Relaxing As Letting Go

Have you ever had the experience of someone else telling you to 'just relax'? If only it were that simple. A stressed nervous system needs to go gradually, and it might not let go of tension straight away. From a place of accepting ourselves just as we are right now, we can begin to let go of some of the things that prevent us from experiencing true relaxation.

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What Is Mindfulness?

I'm often asked the question 'what is mindfulness?'.  I don't believe there is one definitive answer to this question.  What you'll find here is just one possible answer, based on the way I have received and share the practices of mindfulness and self-kindness...

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Should I Sit Up Or Lie Down To Meditate?

Choosing a posture for meditation is in itself an exercise in being mindful.
This is because there are no simple, black-and-white, right or wrong answers in this area. 

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Quitting The Quick-Fix: Mindfulness As A Lifelong Practice

When I embarked on a mindfulness course, dedicating a whole 2 months to something felt like quite a big undertaking. We live in such a quick-fix culture, and with so many approaches that promise instant stress relief, I guess I thought that an 8-week mindfulness course must get me sorted by the end of it, right?

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Meditation Practice For Real Life

I love my meditation practice. Well I do now. For quite a number of years, I wouldn't have said I enjoyed it, but I certainly got alot out of it.  I kept going regardless, because the more I did it, the better I seemed to cope with whatever life was throwing at me.

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