I first discovered yoga whilst in the small backpackers town of Pai in Northern Thailand. There was a free class one morning and I had always wanted to give it a go. I had no idea what I was doing, but I still felt I was benefiting, even if I couldn’t hold all the poses…
After recently learning about “The Work” by Byron Katie, I was amazed to see how a work sheet can help you to change your thinking, deal with situations better and help you to embrace reality.
I came across a film on youtube called ‘The Dhamma Brothers’ , which is about bringing a meditation programme into one of the toughest prisons in Alabama. During the film, you see what happens throughout the 10 day retreat , and the transformation of these criminals.
Anxiety:’ A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’ Because anxiety is a normal human experience, it is hard to know when it is starting to become a problem.
What is our prefrontal cortex and how does Mindfulness affect it? Our prefrontal cortex is the small part of the brain just behind our forehead. This is where a large part of our mood experiences comes from.
Respected programmes using Mindfulness: The NHS are recommending 8 week intervention courses to help control depression and anxiety by introducing Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy,
My first few posts will be on a topic that I have found to have really had a positive effect in my life over the past few months , and therefore I would like to share some of the information I have learnt about Mindfulness.