Learn techniques for being more mindful in your daily life. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Mindful Tea Drink For Happiness by Julie Montagu
1. Body Awareness: 5-Minute Relaxation Technique
For times when you are feeling a little overwhelmed or anxious, this five minute body awareness exercise will bring you back to the present moment and free you from stressful thoughts. This relaxation exercise can be done at any time of day and is most effective when you sit in a chair with your feet firmly on the floor; but find the most comfortable seated position that works for you. Give yourself this little break to feel calm, happy and balanced.
2. Mindful Productivity
In this busy world, time-management and productivity are hot topics. Everyone wants to know how they can get on top of their to-do list. In this session Alister will share a a number of mindfulness practices, we can use each day to become more aware of the way we use and misuse time. Discover a number of simple tools and techniques you can use to greatly improve productivity and get more out of your day.
3. Extended Big Mind Meditation
This meditation is meant to open the mind to the receptive, spacious quality of attention that comes through the senses and allows us to feel a vast state of mind deeply connected to the present moment. Big Mind meditation is a practice meant to open you into profound spaciousness, like that of the sky. Allow Grokker Meditation Expert Mark Coleman to guide you to a place of quiet joy and peace within the heart. This Grokker Premium video is meant for all levels.
4. Communication Lesson
Communication shapes our lives and in a world with lots of noise, conscious and active listening becomes increasingly difficult. This exercise is a test of your listening skills that will allow you to communicate more effectiveness. You can perform this exercise while sitting or standing in a comfortable position.
5. Mindful Eating: 5 Easy Tips To Get Started
Do you ever find yourself rushing through your mealtimes? Or perhaps you get to the end of a busy day completely starving and craving a sugar fix because you skipped a meal? Mindful eating is the act of truly paying attention to what we are eating, when and why. In this session, Julie will explain how a mindful approach to eating can greatly improve your habits and behavior around food. Follow her simple mindful eating exercise at your next meal and you will become more conscious of the way your body reacts to your food choices and the manner in which you eat.
6. Time Management Lesson
Time management is all about making your time work for you rather than against you. To create more time freedom in our days and lives, we have to learn to eliminate and focus.In this exercise we will focus on learning to let go of un-important tasks so we can focus on those that will make a positive impact on your life.
7. Conflict Resolution
Conflict rarely resolves itself – in fact, conflict will usually escalate if not dealt with proactively. It is not at all uncommon to see a trivial situation snowball into a monumental problem if not resolved early on.So how can we improve our ability to resolve conflict in daily life at work and home? In this session Alister will share some practical mindfulness tools that can help us refocus our attention from the conflict itself to a focus on finding solutions.
8. Simple Positive Mindset Exercise
If you want to change your life and feel happier, the first thing to change is the relationship you have with your thoughts. Regardless of how successful, confident and healthy we are, everyone experiences moments of self-doubt and negative thought patterns. In this exercise, Julie will guide you through a simple five minute 'positive mindset' exercise that will allow you to reset your thinking and focus your attention towards more optimistic and happy thoughts.
9. Time Management
Do you find yourself constantly “running out of time”, missing deadlines, or late to appointments? Time is one thing we could all use more of. Yet, so many of us fail at managing our time effectively. In this session Alister will share his top tips for becoming more conscious of how you manage your time and tools you can use to create more time, feel less stressed and improve the quality of your life.
10. Conflict Resolution Exercise
In this exercise, you will learn to connect your thoughts with your heart, rather than your head, during times of tension and conflict with others. In this mindful practice you will learn to recognize the triggers in your body that cause you to become agitated and stressed by confrontation and conflict. Practice this exercise as often as you feel you need.