Articles and blog posts written by team members, tutors and supervisors of the Mindfulness Association about how they bring mindfulness into their lives.

mindful-qigong

Mindful Qigong

Our bodies are built to move, so by integrating movement into our daily lives can benefit us more than we realise. If we just moved gently for 3 minutes every hour, it would help us clear the mind and increase our energy levels. Qigong is an ancient art of movement, developed thousands of years ago…

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Lean on Me

I’ve never been accused of being a shrinking violet, a wall flower or someone who does not reach out in times of need. Yet, often I find that days will go by and I haven’t left the house or I have chosen not to speak about something that is causing me worry. Indeed, I have…

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Mindfulness and Stress

A friend of mine, who’s also a long-term meditator, recently fessed up that she’s often a bit embarrassed to admit when she is feeling stressed. If mindfulness helps with stress (and it does, as has been shown in research studies countless times), then shouldn’t she be continuously cool and ‘zen’ by now, rather than let…

The power of mindful movement

The Power of Mindful Movement

The Power of Mindful Movement: Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness and Qigong “Movement is the unifying bond between mind and body and sensations are the substance of that bond” Dean Juhan In a world filled with fast-paced lifestyles and constant distractions, finding a way to cultivate inner peace and physical well-being is becoming increasingly crucial.…

Mindfulness meets nature

Mindfulness Meets Nature

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out,  I found, was really going in” John Muir   In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, finding moments of tranquillity and inner peace can be challenging. However, the answer to this may lie in something as simple as reconnecting…

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Overview of Insight Training

The insight training is about to start again in September. This will be the third year that I have led the training online in the evenings and I have found it an excellent format for supporting participants through the path of insight meditation over six months or so. I see the group bonding and I…

ancient practice for modern times

Ancient Practice for Modern Times

Mindfulness in Different Spiritual Traditions Here at the Mindfulness Association, our courses are based on concepts and practices derived from Buddhism. Our courses are experiential and evidence-based,  drawing on psychological evidence and research. They do not require participants to subscribe to any religious or spiritual belief systems. However, some people do find a spiritual aspect…