Welcome to Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Being Mindful in Yorkshire is a platform to provide information about mindfulness and nutrition, to promote local wellbeing events and services, bring awareness to national campaigns, to create a community of like minded mindful folk, and to share our own journeys (the ups and the downs) with mindfulness and a more holistic approach to living.

Our first ever Mindfulness Beginners Series has just been launched and will feature weekly posts on how to begin your mindfulness journey, short practices, and tips. 

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Keep in Touch

We want Being Mindful in Yorkshire to be a community, and you are a vital part of that community. We would love to hear your stories of mindfulness, holistic living, food (we love food) classes and groups that you enjoy.

If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger just drop us a note and we can make that happen. If you know of a great wellbeing event in your area, or are hoping to organise one yourself, let us know!

Find our short mindful tales within these pages, on Instagram @nataliekatharine using #shortmindfultales and #mindfulness&me and also on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep in touch and subscribe to our regular newsletter, Mindfulness & Me which will be full of local wellbeing news, guest blog posts and practical tips for your mindfulness practice at home

Autumn 2017 Newsletter Out Now:

Being Outside & The Changing Season.

 

 

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Short Mindful Practice

 This short mindful practice is great if you are new to the practice of Mindfulness as it concentrates on the posture. It is also the first practice in our Beginner Series.

You can do this practice sitting, kneeling or laying down. Each variation in position will teach you something new about your body and how it responds to being mindful.

  • Sit or kneel in a comfortable position or lay on the floor legs out in front.
  • Rest the backs of the hands in your lap or on the floor to the side of your body.
  • Notice how your body feels, and your position. Are you slumped or sitting/laying straight?
  • Now breathe.
  • Imagine that a piece of string is attached to the top of your head, gently pulling you upwards. This motion will make your spine engage and lengthen and if you are sitting your back will automatically leave the wall or chair back and become supported by your body.
  • Breathe.
  • Notice how your body feels, and your position.
  • Allow your chin to drop slightly and your jaw to soften. Close your eyes if you wish.
  • Take several rounds of slow, meaningful inhalations and exhalations.
  • Slowly open your eyes and bring your awareness back to your surroundings.
  • Note how you feel. If you keep a mindfulness journal, write it down.

Downdload in PDF: A SHORT MINDFUL PRACTICE

Keep visiting for more mindful tips and practices. Have a great mindful week.

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Blog

Welcome to Mindfulness & Wellbeing: The Blog. 

Here you will find our Mindfulness Practice Series, general ramblings,  mindful musings, practical tips, recipes and information about forthcoming events. 

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Events

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Events

No upcoming events.

Past Events.

The Science of Wellness

The Science of Wellness is a collaboration between the Sheffield Branch of The British Science Association and Sheffield Flourish. The initial event took place on 25th September 2017 with the aim to see if there was any evidence to suggest that engaging in difference activities such as mindfulness, being outside etc did improve our sense of health and wellbeing. In short sessions over the course of the event, delegates were invited to listen to university students and academics discuss their scientific findings between the links of taking time out for one’s self, being in nature and turning the mind to mindfulness. Delegates were then invited to select one of a number of wellbeing options (such as exploring local green spaces) to take away with them for a month-long experiment to test the impact of their choice on their actual wellbeing.

A follow-up event is to take place on Monday 30th October 2017 at the Victoria Centre, Sheffield where delegates will come back together to discuss the impact of their studies on their wellbeing.