The Mindful Bunch

Sharing and supporting…

At the Now Project we want to build a mindful community and thanks to some of the amazing guests that have attended our retreats and classes and the team, this is happening. Some of our guests set up a closed Facebook group, The Mindful Bunch, for people who’ve been on our retreats to give people […]

What is Real Right Now?

What is Real Right Now?

The other day I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by things – my feelings, my chattering mind and my perception of the world around me. It’s at these times that my general wellbeing can be balanced on a knife edge; either I will fall deeper into the chatter of my mind and get horribly lost or my […]

The Angry Head Monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Angry Monster

You need to watch out for this one, you REALLY must, because the angry head monster is a really nasty one. It’s responsible for so much suffering in the world and along with is close cousin the hate monster, it’s the cause of wars and conflicts everywhere. Every conflict begins with an angry thought which […]

be mindful of the worry monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Worry Monster

Do you have monsters living in your head? Come on own up, we’ve all got them. We’ve all got monsters living in our head and unless you practice mindfulness, there really is no escape!Head monsters come in many shapes and sizes, they lurk in the shadows of your mind and they creep up on you […]

Essence of Mindfulness

The Essence of Mindfulness

By Oli DoyleWhat is the essence of mindfulness and how do I know if I’m doing it right? In this instructional video Oli will show you one simple way to be sure your practice is on track.More from Oli: The Four Skills of Mindfulness

The Four Skills of Mindfulness

I’m really excited to be sharing this addition to The Portal with you. It’s the first piece provided by our friend Oli Doyle from the other side of the globe! Check out his Contributor Profile for more about his work and now enjoy this wonderful piece giving you some beautifully simple Mindfulness tools. SophieLiving a […]

Mindful Check-in

Mindful Check-in

Our daily lives are often filled with a constant stream of activity, and even the moments when we’re not doing much are still noisy with chattering minds or social media! This often leads to us missing what’s going on within ourselves. Our minds and bodies become exhausted and we end up stressed, burnt out or […]

Q: Feeling energy in my body

Q: Since practicing mindfulness I’ve started to feel energy in my body, and when I feel it I’m very present and there are no thoughts at all. Why is this what is this energy doing? A: As your mind quietens something interesting starts to happen. Without all those compulsive thoughts, space emerges and the formless […]

Q: Frustrated with meditation

Q: I keep getting frustrated with my inability to sit still and so I just give up meditating, what can I do? A: Fantastic your meditation is working, congratulations, your restlessness is your reward. Or rather your awareness of the restlessness is your reward. Mindful meditation exercises are essentially attention training. Mindfulness is all about […]

Nadi Shuddhi – A Yoga Breathing Practice

Nadi Shuddhi or alternate breathing is a yoga breathing practice. Nadi Shuddhi means cleansing the nadis; the nadis are energy channels in our body, on either side of our spine, they represent the basic duality of existence. There’s 2 basic nadis the Ida and Pingala The Ida is the left or feminine channel The pingala […]