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. 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.
4. Productivity Exercise
A clear, calm mind gives us the capacity to focus, think and act productively. In this exercise you will clear the space inside your head and around you before setting an intention for your day. Join Alister for this calming meditation that will allow you to think with clarity. You can be sitting or standing up for this exercise, just make sure your back is straight and you can relax your shoulders.
5. Mindful Leadership
We are all leaders in some way, shape, or form. Whether you lead multiple teams, an entire company or are a parent or volunteer, then you a leader. In this session, Alister will discuss how the practice of mindfulness can teach leaders how to develop higher levels of self-awareness and intentionality in their actions.
6. 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.
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. 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.
9. 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.
10. Mindful Confidence
Do you suffer from a lack of confidence or low self-esteem? If so, it’s important to understand that confidence is a belief and a feeling that you can cultivate by regularly practicing mindfulness tools, techniques, and rituals. In this session, Alister will share with you his top tips for developing a more confident mindset.