Category: Meditation

What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

It’s a bit of a mouthful I know, but the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is basically a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands. These small but vital little glands sit above your kidneys and secrete adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog In my experience few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are pushing them over a comfortable edge into the realm of anxiety, feeling restless, sleepless, exhausted,...
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Building Resilience – The Key to Supporting Mental Health

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Which best describes your day? Is it busy but everything goes smoothly and you respond positively to whatever challenges arise – or does it feel more like everything is a frantic juggle and you literally cannot take on board...
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Taming the Monkey – A Breath Meditation to Focus the Mind

One of the most common obstacles facing us when we meditate is restless and ‘chattering’ mental activity – this is sometimes referred to as the ‘monkey mind’. Contrary to common opinion – meditation is not about emptying your mind completely – though some people certainly experience moments where there...
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Beginning the Practice of Seated Meditation

The word meditation conjures up images of serene individuals in contemplative seated positions and the promise of a future life of peace and bliss. With ongoing research continuing to support the benefits of a regular mediation practice for everything from stress management to improvements in cognitive function then it’s...
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Body of Light Meditation

This is an expansive guided visualisation that can be learned and practiced as a meditation to expand the spirit connection to the wider universe.  You may like to record it on your phone or other device to play back, and is authorised by me for your personal use in...
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