How to achieve our goals and intentions

This time of year can often present a challenge. The weather is unpredictable and cold, our bank balances may be feeling the pressure of Christmas and our New Year intentions often start to waiver. Sound familiar? Do not despair.
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Freeing up an overloaded mind

Happy New Year to everybody. Every new year presents an opportunity to do an early personal spring clean and re-set your goals and wishes. Our first January blog looks at how we can free up mental space to make way for new plans and goals.
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What is mindfulness?

Over the last year, mindfulness has become a popular word - everything seems to be about being mindful. What exactly is mindfulness and why is it important? Mindfulness is something we all naturally possess. It is when you bring awareness to what you’re experiencing in the here and now rather then just being on auto-pilot. For example, when your mobile pings a new message, you take time to pause and breathe instead of responding immediately without thinking.
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How chanting gives you an energy boost

At Jung Shim, chanting is incorporated into our classes to help open the energy system and improve the flow of energy . But how does chanting really give us that much needed boost and restore our energy levels?
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Your 'to do' list is stressing you out

It's January. We're back to work and the to-do-list is increasing with every day. Don't panic, help is on hand. Take a few minutes to free yourself or meditate. Meditation is the focus of one’s mind in silent reflection for the purpose of relaxation and spiritual cleansing. If you're new to meditation, the important thing is to remember it requires 100% of your attention to be focused on one area. Here we look at 10 simple meditation techniques that will improve and personalize your techniques to maximize your meditation benefits.
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How our thoughts can impact our physical self

In our recent blog on depression and back ache we referred to a study which showed that for some people, depression may actually trigger back pain, as opposed to an injury being the cause. We also learnt that people suffering from depression are 60% more likely to develop lower back pain in their lifetime. In this blog, we are going to look at the link between our emotional and physical self, highlighting the importance of the role of our mind in our state of health.
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The Importance of Speaking Positively

“Words are free, it’s how you use them that can cost you” Kushand Wizdom We are reflecting today on how powerful and important our words are. We are going to do this in the co...
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