The Jewel of the Lotus Heart - Yoga,Qigong and Mindfulness
In Tibetan, there’s a mantra known as Om mani padme Om, or Hail the jewel in the lotus heart. The mantra suggests that through our practices, we can begin to polish a jewel that resides inside the lotus petals of our heart. When this polished jewel begins to reflect radiant light in all directions, we begin to awaken our innate qualities of wisdom and compassion. This mindfully paced gentle practice will integrate vinyasa yoga, qigong and mindfulness practices that can help the jewel of our lotus heart shine.
Harmonising Effort and Ease – Yoga, Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation
The Buddha emphsised using right effort in our actions and intentions in meditation and life. This practice looks at how we can approach strength building practices, especially in the legs, using right effort so that we create more space for awareness and less reactivity. We’ll also explore the idea in qigong of using intention, not force – or yong yi, buyong l – and apply it through a blend of yoga and qigong forms to explore how we can harmonise effort and ease.
Breath Challenge (8): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Part 2
Focus on Mindful walking - especially useful when we feel that we just can't sit and keep the mind still. This walking meditation / mindfulness class is great for when you're anxious as it makes a strong connection between the mind and body. This is a great 'stealth' practice. You can do this anytime you're out and about, or just before you go into any stressful event and nobody would know you're doing your mindfulness breathwork practice!!
Turning Toward Awareness: Yoga, Qigong & Mindfulness
Feel centred, grounded and start to fine tune your awareness with this gentle and beautiful fusion of yoga, qigong and mindfulness class with a focus on twists and forward folds. With a gentle start, working with mindful movement, this is a practice exploring how we might work with twists as a way to discover greater ease and space in our physical, mental and emotional experience of being human. With twists, we are invited to curve our awareness inward and we grant ourselves space to learn to respond to whatever experiences arise. From this, we allow ourselves time to build better resources to meet the business of our outward lives.
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The Fulcrum in the Middle. The final part of the Whizz through the Universal Teachings, is known as the law of the pendulum and acts on absolutely everything in our minds and in our lives. The meditation is about finding the neutral place in the middle. This meditation contains the essence of Alex's book ‘The Inner Power of Stillness'. This is the law that is the ‘master practice’ that transforms the universal knowledge into a living reality.
Universal Teachings 9
Contemplation Practice. Your next meditation in the series of Whizz Through Universal Teachings is a contemplative practice in which we open ourselves up to what lies beyond by means of inner stillness, utilising a language of silence that gives rise to an unspoken communication between the visible and invisible worlds of manifestation
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Universal Teachings 7
Meditation on Compassion / Heart Field Meditation. The seventh in the universal teachings series is working with our heart field. Science now has shown that the heart emits an electric field about 60 times greater than the brain in its amplitude. The magnetic component of the heart is 5,000 times stronger than the brains – making it the strongest field in the body! A coherent and strong heart field meditation is so important for our own health, as well as the peace of each other. A peaceful and tranquil heart knows how to radiate compassion, and this meditation creates coherence in the magnetic field of the heart by increasing vagus nerve tone.
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Universal Teachings 5
Universal Teachings 4
The fourth in Alexander's universal teachings series is a meditation and mindfulness practice to create and retain healthy boundaries. There are so many examples of where boundaries are needed in life. Healthy boundaries ensure that with all of life’s challenges, we retain balance. This is a simple mindfulness practice to stay centred and balanced during a speedy day or when facing a challenging situation or event.
Universal Teachings 3: Mindfulness : Gaining a greater Perspective
Mindfulness Meditation on the Elements
This beautiful, simple meditation class focuses on mindfulness of the body as experienced through our elemental constitutions of earth, fire water and air, space and consciousness. The Buddha taught about elemental practices as a way to train attention but also to wake up the fluidity of our changing experience. Just as the elements of the natural world dance in an ongoing interconnectedness and ongoing state of change, we can also begin to become aware of our body and our experience of it through the elements with us and all around us. Enjoy! Clothing by Rumi X.
Slow and Strong Grounding Flow
This practise is a slow and mindful flow with the intention of centering and grounding ourselves. It is breath-led which is an opportunity to explore how our breath can ground ourselves in movement and there is also a focus on the core as way of centering ourselves in our bodies. You will need a block and a strap.
Live At Yoga Garden Party: Mindfulness in Movement
Take some space. This meditative class invites you to take some space in your life. This is a movement meditation class for you to form mindfulness around your movements. The movements are an extension of your mindfulness practice. This is a practice of coming home, creating space and time for you. You take very gentle movements to invite you into a state of mindfulness meditation around these movements. You will start supine, with gentle leg and arm movements, then very gentle flows and ending with a lovely, long relaxation and body scan.
Mindfulness Meditation Plunging into Presence
This meditation is conducted with the eyes open. In this way and using a soft gaze, you can plunge into presence. With soft eyes, subject/object melts away. A very interesting meditation, recommended for those who have meditated before. Thanks to Flow Tunbridge Wells for providing this beautiful location for filming.
Wanting Things Too Much: Mindfulness Meditation
This short mindfulness meditation will teach you how to transform attachments, both negative and positive, into something more healthy. Perfect for a way of looking at relationships, or your relationship with anything you feel a clingyness to, you'll learn how to observe and relax with your attachment. Instead of either clinging to the positive or negative attachments, you'll be able to mindfully feel a lightness on your attachment, a technique to take into your daily life.
Wanting Things Too Much: The Theory