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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Why it’s time we talk about men’s mental health

Male depression is a big topic in the world of mental health. It’s complicated and delicate, not only because of the usual factors like stigma or the way men historically have been taught to repress their feelings, but because it can present in ways that are hard to spot. Men may not be any less emotional than women, but as …

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Laughter Meditation

Laughter is the best medicine, or so we’re told. Especially when times are not particularly funny, like, well, now for example. (Ahem – was not going to mention the B word but things are really stressing me out in the UK right now!) Indy Rishi Singh, founder of iLiving, is one of the founding gurus of Laughter Meditation and believes it …

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How to find your spiritual self

Sometimes in our fast-paced world we can feel a little disconnected, but there are many ways we can feel more at one with source. Here are some suggestions… 1. Give your soul a voice Write a letter beginning with the words, ‘If my soul could speak, it would say…’ Do not edit, judge or censor yourself and do not lift …

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Self care at work

Self-care at work is all about working smarter. I spoke to Nadia Narain, yoga teacher and co-author of Self-Care in the Real world and Sarah Bladen, author of Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Mindfulness about how to look after yourself in the workplace. Self-care is no longer seen as indulgent or selfish but actually pretty crucial in the digital world …

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