Mindfulness

Guided mindfulness practice: learn to clear your head of all that clutter! 3 Feb

Not sure what mindfulness is all about? Heard all about its benefits and intended to take it up, but never quite got around to it? Been on a mindfulness course or dabbled in the theory, but still not integrating it into the day to day? Here’s your opportunity to explore guided mindfulness with The Hub’s mindfulness teacher… It could…

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An attitude of gratitude in 2018

‘Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot’ There’s so much wisdom in this simple African proverb. In the hurly-burly of life how easy it is to dwell on the negatives, or get wrapped up in the difficulties, and not give thanks for what you have. How often do you press the…

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Walking with mindfulness

You don’t have to sit or lie down to be mindful. Walking can be a wonderful way to achieve mindfulness. It’s a question of focus and allowing yourself just to be as you put one foot in front of the other. Take each step as it comes. Think about how a dog trots along and…

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Get breathing properly through yoga

Our yoga instructor Shelley Edwards explains how to get breathing properly through yoga. Our breathing is a vital tool we can all use for reducing stress, improving health and operating at our best   Are you breathing properly? Noticing and understanding how we are breathing is a huge step to living a more balanced and calmer…

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Mindfulness taster session. 28 November

Are you living with stress, pain or illness? Or would you just like to know more about mindfulness? We’re offering the ideal opportunity to learn all about and start practising mindfulness in our two taster sessions with Annie Davison We often go through life on automatic pilot. Rarely do we stop to pay attention to…

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Mindfulness: 8-week course starting 9 January

Start 2018 as you mean to go on – cutting the anxiety and unhappiness out of your life! The Hub’s mindfulness teacher Annie Davison is holding an 8-week mindfulness course, beginning in the New Year ‘You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf’ – Mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn Learning a set of simple yet…

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10 tips to everyday mindfulness

Choose a colour and decide to notice that colour as you go about your day. Every time you notice it stop and acknowledge it. Sit in your garden, balcony or by the window with a hot drink and observe the sky, clouds, greenery, stars, birds or insects for five minutes. Pause at your computer for…

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Our meditation classes: ‘attentive listening, mindful seeing and careful observation’

Vipassana, or ‘insight’ meditation, is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices. The method comes directly from the Satipatthana Sutta (Foundations of Mindfulness), a discourse attributed to the Buddha himself. Vipassana is a direct and gradual cultivation of mindfulness or awareness. It proceeds piece by piece over a period of years. The student’s attention is carefully directed…

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Matcha your mindfulness… the body and mind benefits of matcha tea

Just before Christmas my daughter converted me to matcha tea. And now it’s become a ritual part of my day – every day. This health powerhouse of a green tea, which was once the centre of tea ceremonies in Japan and drunk by monks before meditation, means literally ‘powdered tea’. Because matcha is made from…

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