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  • Warrior Practise: Dragon & Tiger Prt 2

    What is the most effective way to learn the layers of Dragon and Tiger? Dragon and Tiger is a meridian-line Qi-Gong, and sometimes called “medical” Qi-Gong here in the West. This means that it works primarily with flows in your meridian-system, and in this case mostly with the Eight Extraordinary Meridians. In the beginning you […]

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  • Warrior Practice: Joint Longevity Prt 1

    Joint mobility and active range control allows movements that were once difficult, to become easy Those of us that are familiar with practicing certain arts such as Systema Martial arts, Chinese Internal Martial arts, Qigong and Yoga will have come across joint mobility and longevity practices or at least be familiar with the term. So […]

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  • Mindlab: Breathwork & Hypertension

    In this blog we are going to explore the science of a specific Yogic breathing practice called Nadi Sodhana – purification of the nerves (Also known as alternate nostril cleansing). In our last breathwork blog we looked at the science behind regulating the breath and how it affected Heart Rate Variability and increased Vagal Tone. Now […]

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  • Mindlab: Breathwork & Heart Health

    We all want our hearts to be healthy, fact! There are many ways to support our hearts health one way is conscious breathing also know as controlled breathing or in the practice of Yoga it is known as Pranayama.  Those of you who have a regular Pranayama practice will know of it’s benefits, but for […]

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  • Warrior Practise: Dragon & Tiger Prt 1

    People are born soft and supple. Yet they die hard and rigid. All things, the plants and trees are born soft and tender, and die withered and dry. Thus the hard and rigid are companions of death. The soft and supple are companions of life. (Laozi 76) Suitable for any age or fitness level, Dragon and […]

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  • Yogi Warrior: Mindful Sea Swimming

    Sea swimming can be exhilarating, scary, awesome and rather chilly at times. Emotions, thoughts and sensations can flood our experience, sometimes affecting our stroke and even our mood, turning what starts out to be a delightful swim into one that is not going our way. With a shift in attention swimming can transform from an […]

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  • Warrior Practice: Settling into Silence

    At Mindful Guernsey we often use the word “settling” in our teachings around yoga and meditation. Settling of the mind into silence is not achieved by stopping or forcing an end to something. Rather, it is a gentle incremental process whereby what is restless comes to settle of its own accord. Settling, or to settle, […]

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  • Yogi Warrior: Attention Revolution!

    Workplace Mindfulness Work life has changed radically over the past few decades. We now have more distractions than ever, such as open plan work spaces, mobile phones, tablets, emails, and texts, which can all place constant demands on our attention. We could all agree that the quality of our life is directly connected with where […]

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  • Mindlab: The Father of Mindfulness

    An interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. If any one person has helped shepherd the word “mindfulness” into the American mainstream and make meditation the kind of thing that scientists and doctors take seriously, it’s Jon Kabat-Zinn. Back in 1979, he introduced the world to what would become Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), […]

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  • Yogi Warrior: Sit Like a Mountain

    “All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself.” –  Blaise Pascal In the field of meditation a popular practice is one of meditating upon the body as a Mountain. Some practices facilitate the use if visualization and imagery and others more of a sense of just […]

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