Tag: meditation

Crystals for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

I love crystals for their beauty, colours, and how each one is unique. But crystals are so much more than attractive ornaments or jewellery. As someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety, I love to use my crystals for mental health and emotional wellbeing management. This article explores the reason...

Metta Bhavana Meditation

Metta Bhavana comes from the Pali language. Metta means love, kindness or friendliness. Bhavana means to cultivate. So, the practice is to cultivate loving kindness. Beginners may find this meditation easier than Just Sitting or Mindfulness of Breath, because there is more for the mind to focus on. Benefits...

Mindfulness of Breath Meditation

I believe the Mindfulness of Breath meditation to be the cornerstone of all meditative practices. In this meditation, we are simply focusing our attention on the breath. Like the Just Sitting meditation, this is a mindfulness practice. You may find this meditation easier if you are a beginner because...

Just Sitting Meditation

Just Sitting meditation is an excellent way to begin cultivating mindfulness, both on the cushion and in our everyday lives. Why Should We Cultivate Mindfulness?  Our thoughts control us, and therefore our lives. We are blown about by the worldly winds with no real anchor in the present or...

Cultivating Body Confidence Through Yoga

Cultivating Body Confidence Through Yoga – How I overcame my negative body image issues with the power of yoga and mindfulness. We’ve all heard that negative voice inside our head… you know, the one that goes on about our tummy being too big, thighs too wobbly, hair too frizzy etc. Can...