Movement for the Mind and Meditation
Fridays 12-1pm at The Old School, Market Lavington, Devizes, Wilts SN10 4DT
WEEKLY SESSIONS STARTING FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019
Price: £6 per week
This session is a combination of Movement for the Mind– gentle stretching, postural and breathing techniques. Meditation, slowing mental activity and Mindfulness – being present and”in the moment.”
Mindfulness in Market Lavington
I offer mindfulness in Market Lavington.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about being able to
stay ‘in the moment’- to still a busy mind. It promotes calmness and concentration either with calming exercise, or being still. It is about being present with what is going right now for you- being aware of your surroundings, how you are feeling, focusing on yourself. It could be as simple as making a cup of tea, and focusing calmly on what you are doing right now rather than thinking about what you will do next, your shopping list, where you have to go in a while, and so on.
In a session, we will focus on your self-awareness- noticing your posture, breathing, and what your thoughts are. We will gradually focus on the present, what is happening right now, using mindfulness techniques.
Here is a short video about mindfulness in schools from the BBC London Facebook page.
Find a quiet moment, and take a look at this sunset. Notice if you are in a hurry, impatient, just have a quick look and think there are better ways to fill your time.
Look again, sitting comfortable, breathing calmly, and give yourself a couple of minutes to take in what you see- the colours and shapes of the clouds, the trees in shadow, the last glow of the sun, for example. Focus on calmly breathing, relaxing, calming your mind.
After a couple of minutes, stretch and move, look away from the photo and notice your own world with fresh eyes. Notice how you feel now- hopefully calm and relaxed!
Stressed? Anxious? Lack of confidence? Developing self-awareness helps to identify triggers which cause anxiety. Once we notice what happens to us, both mentally and physically, we can start to learn how to keep calm and focused on what we need to, improving our ability to concentrate. This in turn improves self-confidence and feeling more able to cope with daily life.
Self-awareness can be helped by the following:
- Relaxation and breathing techniques.
- Fitness and posture.
- Learning to trust your intuition.
- Learning more about yourself as a person.
Venturing into the realms of self-awareness takes bravery. Are you brave enough to open the door into the world of self-discovery?