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Mindfulness Exercises: Eating Mindfully

Sarah Silverton's The Mindfulness Breakthrough shows us ways to practice mindfulness in order to overcome negative thoughts and feelings. The following simple exercise teaches us how eating fruit can help us to be more mindful and invites us to bring mindful awareness to activities we…
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When My Journey Began with Chrissie Astell

  Chrissie Astell is one of the UK’s best-loved spiritual educators and angel experts, who travels the country helping people connect with their guardian angels in her workshops. Her Chrissie tells her fascinating story, and how she came to free her spiritual connection and embrace…
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3 Things You Can Do To Beat Depression In The Next Hour

Alexandra Massey from her latest book Beat Depression Fast   Being in the depths of depression can seem like you’re being pulled into a black, stinking swamp. I should know - I suffered from chronic depression for years. I know how debilitating it can be.…
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Working with your Root Chakra

Today Swami Saradananda, author of The Essential Guide to Chakras takes a look at the first of your major chakras – the root chakra – and suggests an exercise that will help you reconnect with its energy. What is the root chakra? The root (muladhara)…
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A Sacral Chakra Visualization Exercise – picture your mind as a lake

Swami Saradananda, author of The Essential Guide to Chakras, has some great suggestions for getting the energy flowing freely through your chakras, including today’s visualization for your second chakra – the sacral chakra. But first, here’s an overview of what this chakra does for you.…

Why the Third Monday of January is the Most Depressing Day of the Year…

  ... and 7 ways you can make it better By Alexandra Massey   January is a depressing time. But none more so than today – Blue Monday – officially the most depressing day of the year. In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University…
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The Healing Power of Mandalas

From the profound depths of the tranquility of mandala meditation emerge insights that help us tap into and develop our innate healing power  Mandalas most often take the form of a circle - a shape that represents the self, the Earth, the Sun, the cosmos…

How to Meditate On Mandalas

As we rest our gaze upon a mandala, the mind becomes as still as the surface of a pool of water... Here's a brief guide from mandala illustrator Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on how mandalas, stunning and complex images, can help focus the mind in meditation. The…
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Awakening the Pineal Gland

  The activation of his pineal gland, or 'third eye', led Anthony Peake to a series of strange experiences towards a higher consciousness. In the Infinite Mindfield, Anthony charts his journey through the 'inner worlds' - lost to us all when our pineal glands became clouded.…

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

  Probably the single most influential text on yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are thought to have been written between 200BCE and 200CE.   Despite the importance of this work, its author remains an enigma – almost nothing is known about his life. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras consist of 195…