Meditation

How to Incorporate Meditation and Relaxation into your Everyday Life?

On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of teaching an intimate group of students meditation and relaxation. The class was themed around how to incorporate meditation and relaxation into your everyday life and we also discussed the concept of mindfulness. So what is the difference between meditation and relaxation? In the eight limbs of yoga relaxation actually precedes meditation

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The Practice and Power of Compassion

In my meditation and relaxation class last week we explored the practice of compassion. Compassion is literally translated as having sympathy for others and in the session we worked on developing self-compassion. Through the practice of self-compassion you can learn to develop a sense of empathy for yourself and your past. When you develop self-compassion it then becomes easier to develop

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How to Relax and Let Go

In my recent meditation and relaxation class we explored the concept of relaxing and letting go. Sometimes it can be difficult to switch our minds off from our lives and to find a way to recharge our batteries. Many of the students agreed that things such as reading a book, going for a massage, playing football, baking a cake etc

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Finding Clarity for a Greater Future

Last Wednesday evening in my meditation and relaxation class we explored the process of using the power of meditation and visualisation to help us create our dreams and goals for 2016. The process involved becoming clear about what you want in your life and releasing heavy emotions, thoughts and feelings around what we want. Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can

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The Technique of Chanting Aum

Recently in my public yoga classes we have been working on chanting Aum, therefore I wanted to put together a few notes to aid your own personal practice of the technique. Aum is a Cosmic vibration which exists in all matter and when chanted it brings a deep sense of peace. The vibration of Aum can remove energetic blockages and

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Free Guided Meditation

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110207808″ params=”color=00b08b&auto_play=false&show_artwork=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] This is the first track from my CD Guided Meditations with Jaina.  The series of visualisations lead you to a place of inner strength and calm. Each track works on stimulating the seven energy centres within the body, to bring a sense of release and freedom. To gain the most benefits from the

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Is yoga a religion? And can you follow a spiritual path alongside your yoga practice?

This is a question I received from students on my meditation course in 2012. Is yoga a religion? And can you follow a spiritual path alongside your yoga practice? Yoga is not a religion and can be practiced alongside your religion or any other spiritual practices. Yoga originated in India and is referred to in many Hindu scriptures. However by

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