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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.33

“By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy,

Compassion for the unhappy,

Delight in the virtuous,

Disregard for the wicked,

Our mind remains calm and undisturbed”.

Centuries ago, the teachings of the Yoga Sutra’s were given by the great sage, Patanjali. In all there are 196 sutras, or threads of wisdom, which contain the road map to chart your own course to emotional and mental wellbeing, and spiritual fulfillment… Read more »

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How do you know if you’re ready for change?

This week I came across an interesting conceptualisation of the “stages of change” which might be particularly useful if you or someone you care about is in the midst of transition. Perhaps it might shed some light on readiness for change, the kind of support you yourself might need, or could consider offering to your loved one.

According to Prochaska, Norcross and Di Climente*, leading experts and researchers in the process of self-change, there are 6 stages of change, all of which need to be experienced if you want to create lasting, positive change. Research suggests that rushing through or skipping any one of these stages may result in a lower rate of goal success. Read more »

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When should you practise yoga?

When you’re feeling STRESSED – try child’s pose

When you’re feeling SAD – try a handstand

When you’re feeling TIRED – try legs up the wall pose

When you’re feeling STUCK – try a twist

When you need a BOOST – try a gentle back bend

When you need to LET GO – lengthen your exhale

When you need to SLOW DOWN YOUR THOUGHTS – earth your brow… Read more »

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What are your “Incompletions”?

We all have some of the following…

Words left unsaid,
Deeds left undone,
Thoughts unexplored,
Items without a home,
Feelings, half-felt,
Physical aches unaddressed,
Apologies or appreciation unspoken,
Visions unrealised,
Aspirations cast aside,
Healing yet to be fully resolved,
All those ‘nearly there’s
 

All these things, these incompletions, can be an energetic drain on us whether we are conscious of them or not. They can get in the way of us achieving our full potential and relating whole-heartedly to those we care about most… Read more »

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What’s on your “Golden” bucket list?

I went to a fabulous workshop last weekend on a method of counselling called “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”.  I have come away with a real clarity on my life values and what I want to achieve in this lifetime.

In the days following this course I have found a tangible feeling of peace by making sure that my thoughts and actions resonate with my values and help me to move closer to my aspirations.

This experience has inspired me to write this week about making a “golden” bucket list. Read on to find out what’s so special about it and for tips on how to write yours.

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