Mindfulness

Videos for Grounding and Centering

Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
Mindful Walking Exercise by Julie Montagu
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1. Mindful Walking Exercise
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Mindful walking is an active meditative practice that requires you to be consciously aware of your environment as you walk. The practice of mindful walking brings you closer to nature and to your own body. It also helps to strengthen your concentration and boost your awareness of the world around you. In this session, Julie will discuss the many benefits of mindful walking and her simple tips for getting started.
2. Julie's Simple Happiness Pose
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For those times when we are feeling not-so-great, practicing an inversion or ‘legs up the wall” pose can be an effective way to increase our energy levels, lower stress and boost our mood . In this session Julie will guide you through her “happiness pose” that she does each day to feel more energized, focused and present.
3. Body Awareness: 5-Minute Relaxation Technique
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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.
4. Mindful Creativity
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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. Creativity Visualisation
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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.
6. Find Focus and Be Present
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When you feel anxious, chances are you've been worrying in circles. This practice will help you shift into a focused state through the use of balancing and standing poses. The goal of this focus is to bring you back to the present moment, dissolving any attachments to fear-based thoughts and busy thinking.
7. Restorative Savasana
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In a culture focused around doing more, having more, and getting more, it is crucial to learn and practice simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Savasana, or basic relaxation pose, is one of the most important and ancient poses in yoga. Join the amazing Judith Hanson Lasater and dedicate just 30-minutes of your day to savasana and learning how to just be. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated, de-stressed and mentally clear.
8. Full Body Breakdown: Energizing Flow
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This full body flow starts slowly with gentle stretches on the floor to awaken your body and align your ujjayi breath. Once your body is warm and awake, Emily-Clare transitions you into quick, heat-building postures to elongate and strengthen your entire body. Grab your mat and get ready for some fun and playful pose variations throughout this energizing practice.
9. 7-Day Body & Soul Boot Camp: Energizing Kundalini Meditation
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When you're feeling overrun with thoughts, anxiety, or anger, meditation is a great way to create communication between your body and mind. This Kundalini-inspired meditation is designed to help you feel refreshed and grounded using breathing techniques. You'll finish feeling like you've just pressed a reset button and are ready to tackle the rest of your day. Great for all levels of practice.
10. 7 Day Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga For A Clear Mind
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Looking for a quick yoga class designed to release frantic energy on a busy day? You're in the right place. Reground yourself with Brett Larkin so you can move through the rest of your day energized, aligned and purposeful.
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