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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Creativity Visualisation
Creativity can be expressed in many forms, through art, words, writing, music, design - the list goes on. In this exercise you will access the creative side of your mind mind, by practicing some creative writing, imagination and visualization. You can go-ahead and find a piece of paper and a pen to write down your thoughts or you can do this exercise as a visualization with your eyes closed.
4. Mindful Creativity
Creativity is about seeing things from a different perspective or viewpoint. Mindfulness is particularly good at developing this ability because it is all about stepping back from your thoughts and emotions rather than getting caught up in them. In this session Alister will share some ways in which you can tap into the creative side of your brain through the practice of mindfulness.
5. Leadership Lesson
Increased self-awareness, self-knowledge, empathy, and compassion all play a vital role in the modern-day leader’s toolkit. This exercise will help you to be more mindful of your leadership style by asking you to consider your key values, personal strengths, and weaknesses. Through this awareness you will be able to lead with a stronger sense of confidence in yourself. Take 5 minutes to write down the questions posed in this video and allow yourself 25 minutes to complete your responses. If it takes you longer then no worries. Spend as much time as you like.
6. Confidence Affirmations
This exercise is all about changing our conscious and subconscious mind through confidence affirmations. Our confidence levels are not increased overnight, it takes consistent daily practice to make a real change so it is recommended that you complete this exercise once a day for the next 30 Days to experience real transformation. This exercise can be carried out anytime and anywhere you feel relaxed, safe and comfortable.
7. Goal Setting Exercise
When we goal set, we create a clear outcome for the future. When we have a clear outcome for the future, we are naturally pulled towards it. We sub-consciously implant an intention in our minds.For this exercise you can visualize your answers to each question or write them down. You can do this exercise with your eyes closed or open.
8. Positive Affirmations for Confidence
Positivity goes a long way in helping you to build a happier life. An affirmation is a statement we say to ourselves in order to re-wire our thoughts. Much like exercise, the repetition of positive affirmations can raise our level of feel-good hormones and completely change our mood. In this session Julie will share with you, four of her favourite positive affirmations for greater confidence, self-love and gratitude.
9. Mindful Communication
Effective communication is the key to personal and career success. A mindful approach to communication requires us to listen, speak, and act with compassion, kindness, curiosity, and awareness. In this session Alister will share some simple mindful measures you can take to help you communicate more effectively with others at work and at home.
10. Meditation for Fearlessness
In this 10-minute meditation, you will focus on inner strength and purpose.