What is Om mani padme hum? This is one of my favourite mantras and I often recite it whilst knotting my mala beads (I like to think I’m sending a bit of compassion out with each mala in a world where it’s much needed!) . I find that after a while it creeps into daily […]
This week I’ve decided to link to a previous meditation I’ve written about. The body scan is very well-known and widely used. It’s a simple but incredibly relaxing meditation that I think you’ll enjoy. It’s great at the end of the day to ease out the days stresses and any physical tension. Feel free to […]
For our first group meditation, I’ve chosen a mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation has become very popular recently due to its proven success in helping to cope with depression, anxiety and the general stresses of life. It has however been practised historically in Hinduism and Buddhism. Mindfulness aims to bring awareness and peace to normal daily […]
Calling keen meditators of all levels! Why not join the Tingsha Meditation Group? Tingsha Meditation Group is a new online community with the aim of supporting and interacting with others along their meditation journey. With weekly online group meditations to try, ranging from breathing exercises to movement meditations to art and beyond. Join us at […]
The word Mudra is Sanskrit and can be taken to mean an energetic seal or a gesture. Mudras are used in art, yoga, dance, devotion and meditation as both an expression of intention and a means to channelling that intention. Most mudras are physical gestures which use the fingers, hands and arms, but some make […]
I’m very, very excited to announce that I’ll be taking Tingsha to the World Yoga Festival this year. It’s going to be held in the grounds of Child Beale Trust, near Reading, UK from the 18-21 July and sounds like an incredible four days full of all things yoga and meditation! Please do follow the […]
This simple body scan meditation is great for connecting to your body, relaxing, learning to focus the mind and easing physical tensions. It usually takes around 30 minutes but you could lengthen it for a more intensive body scan. First choose a comfortable position. I prefer to do this meditation whilst lying down as it […]
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk who was born in Vietnam in 1926. Over the years he has dedicated himself to teaching and helping others through social work, university lecturing, non-violent peace efforts and of course though his numerous books. The Miracle of Mindfulness was originally intended as a long letter from Thich Nhat […]
I’ve been a bit slow with the blog in the last few weeks in part due to chicken pox related dramas but also lots of planning…. Here’s a hint towards some of my projects-in-planning! (buckwheat husks) Exciting things to come-stay tuned!!!!
Happy Earth Day! I hope you’ve enjoyed a day of appreciation for this beautiful planet and how lucky we are to be part of it!