November 26, 2017

I've taught in primary schools for over a decade. The prospect of a room full of some thirty chattering children sitting at their desks is part of my daily life and yet the prospect of teaching my first yoga class to a handful of grown-ups filled me with an unfamiliar terror. I was so nervous!

For at least a month before the class I had pondered my every yoga move, trying to figure out how to explain what I was doing, I read an...

November 18, 2017

As I sat writing this latest blog for Mindwave (post-yoga nidra, breathing deep, conscious and connected, my spinal column a perfect sigmoid curve), I thought wouldn’t it be nice and satisfying if I could tie up the cornucopia of vagaries that have been flung around during my journey into mindfulness, into a nice tight package of cohesive thought that in some way helps us understand the meaning of life. No doubt Frank, no doub...

October 29, 2017

OK, so I’ve done some research and had a good read of the content in the various other contributions to this blog and I believe I am now in a much stronger position to move forward in my journey into mindfulness. I also listened to some of the Yoga Nidra for Divers, but unfortunately my attention span was not up to the full 15 minutes. Small steps. As I sit here and write this, I am doing my very best to consider my posture (w...

October 8, 2017

How can I embrace mindfulness when there's so much to think about?

OK, so my sister, Erica, asked me whether I might be willing to contribute something to her blog on mindfulness. As is quite common at the moment, I absorbed some of the information I was given, specifically “contribute something to her blog”, whilst the information about the mindfulness theme sort of rinsed straight through like my latest batch of indigo hair d...

September 28, 2017

I'd read some articles about mindfulness and how beneficial it could be for well-being. The idea of carefully observing my thoughts and feelings without any judgement good or bad sounded appealing. You see, like many of us, I often judge myself and my judgements aren't always kind. 

It therefore caught my attention when I learned that an eight-week mindfulness course was set to run at my local community centre. I sign...

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January 21, 2018

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