Mindfulness

How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice

by Swami Saradananda At some point in your life, you have probably experienced meditation. It is not an unnatural thing that only some people can do – meditation is a universal experience. People often meditate, even if they don’t know they are doing so. To…

Synchronicity and Positive Psychology

by Chris Mackey Mainstream psychology needs to do more to acknowledge a spiritual dimension in people’s lives. This includes a greater acknowledgement of mystical-sounding or paranormal experiences such as synchronicity, which involves strikingly uncanny and meaningful coincidences. Many people identify themselves as being spiritual, although…

Conversation with Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm, authors of The Buddha Pill

Steve Nobel interviews Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm , authors of The Buddha Pill. Follow Watkins Media on SoundCloud and listen to the latest interviews and talks. https://soundcloud.com/watkins-media/conversation-with-miguel-farias-and-catherine-wikholm-authors-of-the-buddha-pill Pioneering psychologists Dr Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm put meditation and mindfulness under the microscope. They are both…

Behind the Scenes at Wilderness: Tom Fortes Mayer

We had a chat with Tom Fortes Mayer, author of The Freemind Experience following his experience at Wilderness festival 2015, which took place at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire on August 6-9. At Wilderness Tom run a workshop and led visitors to discover how to apply simple…

Podcast/ In Conversation with Sidra Jafri, author of The Awakening

Steve Nobel interviews Sidra Jafri, author of The Awakening. Follow Watkins Media on SoundCloud and listen to the latest interviews and talks. https://soundcloud.com/watkins-media/conversation-with-sidra-jafri-author-of-the-awakening Sidra Jafri is an intuitive healer, medium and Awakening Facilitator. The trauma of leaving her arranged marriage inspired her to develop the…

The Benefits of Pranayama

This article is an extract from The Power of Relaxation by Yogi Ashokananda. ‘Breath is not just vital for life – it is also the bridge between our body, our mind and our spirit.’ Yogi Ashokananda Fundamental to yoga and meditation practice, breath control (pranayama)…

In conversation with Matthew Campling

Matthew Campling (MA Psych, BA Hons, Dip Cllg) is the author of The 12-Type Enneagram. He is an accredited psychotherapist who has run a private therapy practice for nearly 20 years. He has facilitated workshops around the country. He is the only person qualified to present…

KRIYA YOGA – An Advanced Spiritual Accelerator

- by Stephen Sturgess  Kriya Yoga is the essence and synthesis of all Yogas and religions, which includes the highest yoga and meditation techniques from Haṭha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Laya Yoga and Mantra Yoga. The Sanskrit word Kriya means to do, action, and Yoga means…

Is mindfulness the right treatment for everyone?

- By Dr Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm The benefits of mindfulness have hit the news yet again. This time the reports stated that a study found mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to be as effective as anti-depressants in preventing the relapse of recurrent depression. While…