The Breath

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Your superpower: take deep breaths

By Yvette | 07/10/2016

What happens when you take deep breaths? Why would it be your superpower? Let’s look at how your body has your best interests first and foremost. Your body is brilliantly designed to keep you healthy and well. This is known as ‘homeostasis’. It’s a balancing act that applies to both your physiological state (your body)…

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Nature Inspires Calm

Nature Inspires Calm!

By Yvette | 27/05/2016

When you’re feeling frazzled by life and need to take a moment to slow down, let nature inspire you to be calm. When you bring your awareness to your breathing, this directs your focus to the present moment. It’s helpful to remind yourself that you are in this living, breathing body, not just a busy…

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Keep Calm

Keep Calm Throughout your Day!

By Yvette | 05/02/2016

All kinds of tension builds up in our bodies as we grapple with stress. Here we share easy tips to help you keep calm throughout your day, smoothly and stress-free. Dog-sledding A recent student described how she brought her newly acquired skill of mindfulness to the wonderful experience of dog sledding in a snowy climate.…

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Find Calm in a Queue

By Yvette | 29/11/2014

Are you stuck in a queue? How can you find calm in the situation? You might be at the supermarket or any shop, the bank or the bus stop. Use these enforced pauses to be more mindful and get into a balanced, calm and peaceful space. You don’t believe me? Here’s how to find calm…

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Wake up to mindfulness

Wake Up to Mindfulness

By Yvette | 23/11/2014

We multi-task even while relaxing! It takes a moment to wake up to mindfulness and become conscious. This is what mindfulness is. Choosing to wake up! Morning Mindfulness Take a Sunday morning. You might be drinking your second cup of tea while glancing through newspapers with the radio on. You’re also texting a family member,…

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The Still point

The still point

By Yvette | 06/09/2014

How are you able to manage stressful days? I like the idea that you can become powerful by the use of a pause – a moment of stillness or a still point. The Still Point The still point is a momentary stillness. Sit still for a second or two and follow your breath. Discover the…

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The breath

The Breath

By Yvette | 26/08/2014

You have the most powerful tool to hand. It’s the breath. Become aware of it whenever you need a moment to become calm. Stay peaceful with the breath You can access your breath anytime. Even amid the chaos choose to focus on the present moment. It doesn’t have to be the weekend or time away…

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Manage your hormones with meditation

Manage your hormones with meditation!

By Yvette | 15/03/2014

How can you manage your hormones with meditation? Use mindful breathing: Spend a minimum of 10 minutes just sitting with the breath. Focus solely on your breathing and be compassionate towards yourself. During this time your mindful breathing elicits the brain’s rest-repose response. This fills your body with feel-good hormones (known as endorphins). These include…

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