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. 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.
3. Meditation for Fearlessness
In this 10-minute meditation, you will focus on inner strength and purpose.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Mindful Tea Drink For Happiness
Mindful tea drinking is a pleasant and practical way to bring mindfulness into your daily life. It is an easy but effective way to remind yourself to be conscious in the now, not worrying about the past or feeling anxious about the future. In this session, Julie will explain how she practices mindful tea drinking and shares her special happy tea tonic recipe.
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. 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.
10. 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.