All posts tagged: Mindfulness Meditation

The Growth of Mindfulness

Mindfulness appears to be everywhere and, in some instances promises to solve pretty much every problem there is. It’s growth continues and everywhere you look a spa, health expert or mind guru is offering tips, techniques, sessions, course and online apps to help you on your way. I have written about it before and you can read “What is mindfulness medition” here The Huffington Post has it’s own dedicated channel to mindfulness and it’s well worth taking a look for the latest reseach, tips, advice and comment. I’m a big fan and it’s helped me resolve stress and anxiety issues. The whole month of May is devoted to the project – Mindful in May. Which combines regular practice, joining people across the globe to help raise money to bring clean water to commnities who need it most. They say “It takes just 10 minutes a day to bring more focus and effectiveness into your daily life. Join a global community of people bringing mindfulness meditation into their lives and making a positive impact on the lives …

Anamaya Clinic to launch Meditation App

Meditation has come a long way since the 1980’s. It’s less “ohm” and much more modern. There are apps galore, and I was interested to read that London-based Anamaya Wellbeing Clinic has announced the launch of a Meditation App, said to be a comprehensive meditation course accessible on the move. The new app has over 360 guided meditations, with mindfulness exercises, visualisations, and learning resources covering the science and psychology of meditation. In addition there are plenty of tips for getting the most out of the meditation practice. The course is divided into 11 distinct Focuses including general meditation, worry, anxiety, stress, pain and pregnancy to name a few. Launch date: 1 September Price: £15 (annual subscription) Stockists: Apple iPhone app store Twitter: @AnamayaHealth

A cool App for meditation

The Mindfulness App from itunes has been a real help at times when I need guidance in the process of slowing my thoughts and for meditating. I have written about the concept of Mindfulness Meditation here but what I find is that it can be hard to do it on your own. Meditation, guided by voice can really help and gives some structure to your mindfulness. There are some drawbacks with this. I wasn’t too keen on the woman’s voice or accent – although I did get used to it. I would have also preferred an option for a 10 minute meditation too. What’s good: You can set reminders at different times and days which sends you a message when it’s time to meditate You can choose if you want to sit for a shorter or longer period You can be guided by a voice or just sit in silence with bells ringing at different times You can do it anywhere at home or on public transport or even at work. Cool bits: All the …

What is…Mindfulness Meditation

THE STORY: A few years ago I was introduced to Mindfulness Meditation. I had been suffering from constant stomach pains, couldn’t concentrate and was incredibly stressed at work. My doctor wasn’t really interested beyond ruling out a medical problem. So, stressed and unhappy, I was left to my own devices. I sought out help from a wellness centre that recommended Mindfulness Meditation. I’d tried meditating before, but found it hard not to let my mind wander and I fought to control it. What Mindfulness Meditation does, is that it encourages you to let your thoughts flow. The aim is simple – it’s to pay attention, or to be ‘mindful’. It does have a basis in Buddhist thinking, but you can take it or leave it. It’s not really loaded with religious connotations or spiritual thought, which really appealed to me. And it’s popularity is growing. The Huffington Post has a whole section devoted to it, Virgin Atlantic has a headspace channel on its in-flight entertainment created by Andy Puddicome founder of Get Some Head Space …