Meditation & Uninvited Guests

When we get quiet (which is what our meditation practice invites us to do), that's when other elements put in an appearance.

 

All those uninvited visitors decide to drop in unannounced: thoughts, feelings; memories, etc.

 

We have a choice - this is the beauty of meditation, it's all about remembering we have choices.

 

You can use your normal default of burying your head in the sand and pretending these visitors aren't there (in effect, slamming the door in their face).

 

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Women's Monthly Meditation

Time to Focus - our monthly meditation group for women, provides a wonderful space in which you can re-focus aspects of your life through the lens of meditation.

 

The group is suitable for beginners and the seasoned meditator alike, and offers 3 x meditation practices, discussion on our group reading guide as well as other aspects of practice and how it relates to our lives as women.

 

Refreshments are also provided.

 

Plus! You will see that meditation isn't always what you thought it was.

 

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Women's Evening Yoga in September

Looking to create a slower pace?

 

The weekly women's yoga class in Central Watford may be just the thing you are seeking.

 

The classes are gently paced but provide the right level of challenge for all women, irrespective of which stage of life you find yourself in right now.

 

A strong focus on encouraging a bringing together the many aspects of ourselves which have got fractured due to the busy aspects of our lives. In addition, there is a focus on pelvic floor strengthening that goes beyond simply doing kegels.

 

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Returning to our Selkie-Self

Returning home to ourselves through our practice

 

"How can one learn to live through the ebb tides of one's existence?"
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

Many of you are aware, I recently visited the Isle of Iona for a much-needed break. It was in fact a writing retreat, but included silence from breakfast through to late morning each day. For me, it also allowed a re-investment in other aspects of my personal practice.

 

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Our Inner Critic

In today's monthly meditation session, we looked at the inner critic - you know the one I mean? It's the soundtrack of your mind that has an opinion on everything (or so it would seem!)

 

We'd first encountered the topic of the inner critic / voice when reading The Untethered Soul (by Michael A Singer) in our group reading guide a couple of years ago.

 

Some of us have managed to befriend this voice, even so far as giving it a name. I know my writing mentor has done this too and says that it is most definitely a 'he' that shows up.

 

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Write a little love

This Thursday (15 February), the women's writing group will be utilising the focus from the day before and our writing theme is love.

 

Join us! We meet in John Lewis restaurant (2nd floor) from 19.00 to 20.30 - it is free to attend (but please purchase a drink from the cafe)

 

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What do you REALLY need?

Last night saw women from previous mindfulness courses attend for a A Mindful Top-up


As with any new endeavour, there's always the 'honeymoon period' and we have good intentions to continue with a chosen practice or activity.

All too soon, our tendencies and our defaults creep back in and it becomes harder and harder to maintain the enthusiasm, especially once outside the regular weekly classes now that they've finished.

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Early bird expires soon!

With only 26 days until the early bird offer expires are you planning what you would like to do or achieve next year?

 

Now into its third year, my yoga retreat at the amazing Watermill in Posara, Italy offers a week of complete nourishment on every level.

 

Today I'm focusing on the meditation offering: We begin each morning at 08.00 with meditation - a gentle, guided practice to help ease you into the day and it also introduces the theme of the day's practices.

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