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.

 

 

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A 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.
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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. 

Don’t miss a post: sign up by email and on social media.

 

Reflection on Reflecting

So here we are, several weeks in since the summer break and back in to  school and work. As much as the school holidays are fun they also come with their challenges. How do you keep your kids entertained for such a long period without indulging them to excess and spending a small fortune and […]

Beginner Series: Continuing Your Practice

And here we are at week six! Over the last five weeks we have looked at posture, breathing, body scanning,  listening, and walking. As you begin to develop your mindful practice you will start to find that you automatically begin to put all of these aspects together quite naturally. Your spine will become longer, you […]

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