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!
I thought I’d share this quick talk on Meditation myths by Light Watkins. Very relatable and worth watching if you’re starting out on your meditation journey: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Xco3UjLLvGo
Mala beads (or prayer beads) are used throughout the world as an aid to prayer, relaxation or meditation. They can be made from many different materials depending on the desired aesthetic or qualities. To use a Mala, hold the bead to the right of the guru bead (the starting bead-called the guru bead as it […]
This chakra connects us in human form to the wider cosmos and to the divine, promoting wisdom, enlightenment and pure bliss. It is located just above the top of the head and its colours are white and purple. It is not considered possible to have an overactive crown chakra as the cosmos itself is infinite. […]