You don’t have to have a dog to perform this effortless meditation. In fact, it is best if you don’t so that you don’t get distracted with dog related activities 🙂 However, there is a catch, it must be performed twice a day (as though you have a real dog to take for a walk) and every day. So, commitment here is necessary. Rewards are great and very much worth the commitment. So, try it even if it is just for a week J
There are various areas of your life that can see you left in a state of emotional turmoil. The care of your loved ones is likely to be a major one. After all, your nearest and dearest are the people you live for: you spend time together, have mutual respect, strong memories and bonds that can’t be broken. However, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that you ensure that everyone is cared for adequately and feeling as content as can be. After all, we all have our own lives, and the major responsibility of looking after another in need can mean that we end up falling behind on our self-care. Remember, it’s important that you are healthy and well in order to adequately ensure that others are healthy and well. The love needs to be shared! So, here are a few ways to strike the right balance between caring for others and looking out for yourself too.
We all come from nature, so it’s perfectly normal that we feel good when we are surrounded by it. But sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes us feel good when we are outside. Whether it’s an afternoon walk, a weekend hike or simply walking to work in the morning through a park, the benefits of spending time in nature are proven time and time again, and here are some of them that will motivate you to skip the bus and walk to work tomorrow:
With April fast coming to an end and September in our sights, it can be seen as a sort of new year, a fresh start, time of the year, wouldn’t you agree? For many mothers, their children are off back to school after a fun, or maybe long, summer holiday break, however you want to view it. Some people are back to work after their summer breaks away, even adults are heading back to college, school or lessons if they are doing some extra or adult learning projects. With this new fresh start that September brings, it can also bring us crashing back down to Earth with a great big thud. Why? You may be wondering. After all, isn’t this the opportunity for change and starting as you mean to go on?
It’s officially spring, and warmer weather is on the horizon. Hooray for sunshine, flowering trees and more time outside! Get ready to shed your winter layers and transition into spring. When you start to see storefronts switch out their winter merchandise with season-friendly spring items, it’s time to think about doing the same at home. In addition to gradually changing out your wardrobe, you’ll also want to slowly transition your self-care routine.
Imagine yourself immersed into your own breath, free of distractions, with a few affirmations reverberating in your mind – this serenity is what we all crave for in the noise of modern life. It starts with a few minutes of practice every day, and it has the potential to become a habit that will reshape your mind and soothe your spirit.
Mindful meditation is known to reduce stress and anxiety, lower your blood pressure, and it has the potential to improve your self-esteem when you consistently channel positive thoughts. You can try to incorporate it every morning or make it your unwinding before-bed ritual.
As the veil of the winter blues slowly lifts to reveal the sun-laden season of spring, it’s possible you still feel the energy low that lasted during the previous months. Much like a butterfly, it’s time for you to leave your cozy cocoon in order to greet the upcoming sizzle, but sometimes it takes a few nudges to prep your spirit for the change.
Meditation by its original definition is nothing more than thinking about something or contemplating about something. Lately however when someone says ‘I meditate’ we assume the person sits in the lotus position (with legs crossed) holding palms of their hands together in a prayerlike gesture and… thinking nothing.
When we want to meditate, we usually mean we want to relax in an efficient manner. In short, meditation can be any type of ‘activity’ where your mind is taken off the daily struggles and your body is somewhat rested. Which, in itself, is a bit of a dangerous slope given that many meditation tapes suggest for you to lie down. And of course, we fall asleep if we are tired enough, we’ve all been there!
So, are there other type of meditations we can all do easily and while achieving the results we seek from meditation: rest, recharge and some feeling of balance, (even if only a short period of time after performing meditation?)
Only one word perfectly sums up my experience of The Midland Manchester, EXCEPTIONAL. It appears that with every spa and hotel I attend; I am always met with perfection. The venue, facilities, customer service and overall experience all fall under this word, The Midland Manchester was faultless.
The hotel itself holds a profound history with it being over 100 years old. It was impressive to learn that since its resurrection, The Midland has played host to Prime Ministers, Kings, Queens and Presidents. In-spire LS, had just been added to the list.
Outstanding. Exceptional. Unforgettable. These are only some of the words that I can use to describe my experience of the country spa retreat Moddershall Oaks. I have had the opportunity to visit and review the UK’s finest spa resorts, but none have impressed me and have eclipsed my initial expectations like this one. There are many reasons why Moddershall Oaks is a spa retreat like no other. Here is a breakdown: