There seems to be something of a mindfulness craze sweeping the UK at the moment. It’s cropping up on the radio, in the print and online media and the NHS is considering rolling out Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as a form of intervention for patients with mild to moderate depression or anxiety. There are academic departments […]Continue ReadingPilates and Mindfulness
You’d need more imagination than I have, and a helluva lot more than E.L.James has to interweave Pilates with your average bonkers, bank busting novel. So you’ll have to make do with the latter. I haven’t seen the film, not will I, but over the summer of 2012 someone leant me the book. Here are […]Continue ReadingFifty Shades of … what was it again?
Set aside your Christmas lists for a few moments because now is also the time for thinking about and planning out how you are going to accomplish your New Year Resolutions. Do you sigh, or hear alarm bells, or look look upon this with dread? Instead embrace it, or at the very least, start to tentatively […]Continue ReadingNew Year Resolutions: tips to avoid trips
I’m rather ashamed to admit it, but I was doing the following: eating whilst standing up in the kitchen – whilst cooking or just being in the room eating in the car eating whilst walking around the house shoving things into my mouth too quickly forgetting what I’d eaten because of grazing in between meals eating […]Continue ReadingMindful Eating Experiment. How is it going?
Although Pilates, done properly, is inherently mindful, I stumbled upon the concept of mindfulness not via Pilates but as a self help method for combatting depression. What is mindfulness? A way of living, a philosophy if you like, with elegant simplicity and immense practical value, for helping us to improve the quality of our lives. It could be summarised thus: “bringing ones complete […]Continue ReadingMindful Eating – a brief introduction