12 tips to ease anxiety

Anxiety. So easy to fix… just meditate. Yeah right! When your stress levels are out of control the last thing you want to do is sit cross-legged and breathe, WAY more fun to tense up your entire body whilst imagining every single way things could possibly go wrong. Oh to be human in 2019 🙄 But the best way to …

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How to find your mantra

Let’s talk about OM. Believed by yogis to be the very first sound of creation, it resonates throughout yoga studios across the land and is the trademark sound of yoga that also happens to be a lovely-looking symbol. Amen to that, sister! Oh wait, let’s also talk about Amen… Amen is a word that came to English from Latin, which …

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Self care for your inner critic

self care and mental health

Your self-beliefs are either the secret sauce or a recipe for disaster. If yours are a little negative try these three steps to strengthen your sense of self and silence that inner critic. 1. Raise Awareness The first thing to become aware of, is what your limiting beliefs ARE – remember, our beliefs tend to run the show subconsciously – …

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Yoga nidra and savasana

Savasana is the relaxation at the end of a yoga practice. It is the ultimate yoga pose. But not everyone has heard of yoga nidra, a psychedelic meditation which taps deep into the unconscious to draw up the goods from below. Yoga nidra is a very simple practice and is essentially a guided hypnosis filled with visualisations.  It’s said to …

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Uplift: meditative sculpture

Uplift Connect Tom Lawton

Tom Lawton on the creative process behind Uplift, a meditative, moving sculpture inspired by spirals. Why Uplift? I wanted to create something beautiful that encouraged a meditative state of mind. Something transfixing that stops me from thinking altogether… in the same way I experience tranquillity when I’m in nature. Watching ripples, leaves or birds. Natural patterns. But not just beautiful …

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PROCRASTINATION

If you create content or any form of art then you may have met with the joys of procrastination or RESISTANCE as I like to call it, which is less laziness, more psychological disorder (not sure which is less glamorous) and can stem from anything from a fear of failure (don’t shun me from the village) to a fear of …

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