Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Reiki Natural Healing Weekend!/events/

Reiki is a Japanese natural form of energy healing and a most amazing treatment to experience.
During a Reiki treatment you might experience all or some of the following ~
  • Heat or warmth in a particular area 
  • Colours coming and going (whilst your eyes are closed)
  • Tingling sensations flowing through you
  • Energy twitches of arms or legs as energy blocks clear
  • Deep relaxation and sense of inner peace
  • Body feeling heavy & totally relaxed
  • Feeling of floating sensations or levatation
Your body will naturally draw on what is right for you, whether physically, mentally or emotionally.
A wonderful way to ease tension, stress and let the body un-wind in it's own natural way as your energy flow re-aligns along your meridian lines.

So try it for yourself sometime . . . it was life changing for me!
12 years on I still find it fascinating through working with clients and teaching the natural Usui Reiki method of healing to others.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mindful Meditation morning on radio 4 there was an interesting discussion on mindful meditation.

So what does mindfulness mean to me?
It is about being present; being in the moment; aware of self and immediate environment; doing things slowly and carefully (mindfully) . . . .  so when you link that with meditation, to me it is a more active meditation than classic forms of traditional meditation, almost as if you try to live your life in a mindful meditative way of being present in all that you do.

Thich Nhat Hanh, author of "The Miracle of Mindfulness" is a world known revered master of Meditation & Mindfulness. He has a retreat community centre called "Plum Village" in SouthWest France where monks, nuns, laymen & laywomen practise mindful living. 

Traditional meditation is a pure focus on one point, a withdrawal of the senses, a connection of oneness.
In my yoga classes I encourage a mindfulness of practise in the Asana's (postures), which is very meditative in itself, yet being fully present and aware of the physical, mental and emotional body.

To me, all paths to meditation and 'being mindful' help us to become more peaceful, more at one with ourselves and the world around us.

Peace always begins within!