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Welcome to our blog

Hi! Our blog posts share a practitioner's experience of meditation.

Starting from the beginning, we explore what brought us to meditation and how and why it has become an intregal part of our lives.

We are passionate about sharing this journey with you in the hope that it offers you some insight and resonants with your own practice.

Thank you for visiting!


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Blog 17 | Meditation Books for Beginners

Here are some books Mandy and I discovered along our path to practicing meditation that we’d like to share. Whether you are looking to learn more about the practice of meditation and its benefits or why you should practice it ... Read on


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Blog 16 | How to Meditate to Help Sleep

This is where meditation can come in and help induce the relaxation response and gently bring about a natural sleep. If you are having sleep problems, especially if due to stress, meditation can help in two ways. Read on


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Blog 15 | Is Meditation as Good as Sleep?

A regular meditation practice results in the same benefits as deep sleep, decreased heart rate, increased metabolism, stress reduction, maintaining a good weight, high functioning of the nervous system and aids in the development of a good immune system. Read on


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Blog 14 | Beginner's Guide to Meditation

You might have heard how meditation is good for you, how it can be used as a tool to calm the mind and body or how it aids better sleep? All of this is true so the next question may be, how do I begin to meditate? It can seem overwhelming with where and how to start. Read on


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Blog 13 | How to Meditate for Beginners

You might have heard how meditation is good for you, how it can be used as a tool to calm the mind and body or how it aids better sleep? All of this is true so the next question may be, how do I begin to meditate? It can seem overwhelming with where and how to start. Read on


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Blog 12 | How to Overcome Sleeping Problems

When I was going through a patch of waking up at night and having difficulty getting back to sleep or sleeping through the night, I made a decision to change what I could to give myself the best chance of getting that precious sleep my body and mind required. Read on


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Blog 11 | The Benefits of Guided Sleep Meditation

Restful sleep leaves us feeling rejuvenated and refreshed when we awake. The following day has less fatigue and the need for an afternoon power nap or even a bad mood. Unfortunately, a good night’s sleep... Read on


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Blog 10 | Best Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief

Over my 18 years of meditating along with all the courses, books and classes I’ve consumed, here are the five best meditation techniques to release and relieve stress quickly that I have found to work. Read on


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Blog 9 | How Does Meditation Relieve Stress

Here’s the science  behind what happens in our bodies when we meditate and how it reduces stress and helps us feel better. 

I find it amazing really and I guess it’s why I keep up with my daily practice!  Read on


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Blog 8 | How to Meditate to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Although there are varying degrees of stress and anxiety, we can all agree that we don’t like it and it is not good for us. But, most of us deal with stress at some point of our day if not for most of it. Meditation can help because it brings a state of relaxation to the body and a calm mind. Read On


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Blog 7 | The Benefits of Meditation for Stress

Meditation can be used to calm you down in a heated moment by reversing your body’s stress response and relax your physical body, as a daily routine it helps build resilience to stress, and it can get you back to balance if thrown off by emotional stress. Read On


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Blog 6 | Meditation for Better Sleep

Most of us probably know that sleep is good for us. 

Feeling refreshed after a restful night’s sleep is to be cherished. How I love waking up naturally feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! 

On the other hand, I really do not like getting a restless night’s sleep or a limited number of hours of sleep. Read on


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Blog 5 | 5 Myths About Meditation

Busting 5 Meditation Myths of Sceptics and Beginners Alike

In this post, we uncover some common myths about meditation that might surprise you and entice even the most hardened sceptic to give it a try!

Myth # 1- Meditation is religious ... Read on 


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Blog 4 | Why Meditate?

When I started a dedicated meditation practice, the question that came before this undertaking was why do this? Why meditate? What benefits am I going to see in my life if I do this? Read on


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Blog 3 | Meditation & Focusing the Mind

Once I had committed to a daily meditation practice and found the places to meditate that worked for me, it was time to start in earnest.

As I went along in my practice, I learnt I had to focus during meditation but not like when focusing on a task or learning something new. It was a more refined, subtle focus – to notice really. With True Rest meditation Mandy starts... Read on 

 


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Blog 2 | Where to Meditate When You're Busy

Once I realized that I wanted or needed to start a consistent meditation practice, the question arose of when and where could I meditate? 

I had decided that I would meditate for 12 minutes a day. Any 12 minutes of the day and surely, I could find and spare 12 minutes. I had been practicing yoga for 12 years at that point in my life and had attended many workshops about meditation and how to meditate. I felt that I had the knowledge to do this. But... Read on

 


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Blog 1 | Starting my Meditation Practice

Throughout our lives, we will have phases or periods of time that are harder and more difficult to navigate. We lose our way – sometimes by a lot and other times, by a little bit. Well, I was in one of those phases where I was feeling very ungrounded and by a lot. Read on