Squares of chocolate

Chocolate meditation for chocolate week

It’s Chocolate Week from 10th to 16th October 2016 in the UK, and I thought this would be perfect timing to describe a meditation practice that almost everyone will enjoy, even if (or especially if) they haven’t done any meditation before, because it involves chocolate! And almost everyone likes chocolate. Plus dark chocolate may even…

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Meditation – a beginner’s guide animation

I really love the simplicity of this video by Happify explaining the principles of meditation in a very simple way. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s engaging. I like the graphics which show the gradual erasing of all the brain chatter as you breathe and meditate. It’s a really good video for anyone new to…

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Quick yoga computer games

Some people like yoga, some people like computer games, and some people like both! If you like yoga but not computer games (me), here are two very quick little computer games which you can play and have a giggle. They have been created by the same developer, who wrote one of them in a time-limited…

Bow pose

Yoga as the counterpose

When we have spent too long doing something, either physically or mentally, we need to spend some time ‘undoing’ or doing the opposite, in order to re-balance the mind and body. Spent all day sat at your desk, churning out a report? The body is probably desperate to move and get active. Had a long…