We had a lovely little session exploring the link between kindness, mindfulness and well-being in the CBD last evening for this group of busy wellness seekers
Lots of practical breathing and meditation techniques and exploring anecdotes of how we can bring about a more healthy inner dialog through practice of ahimsa and mindful release of tension. Everyone left feeling light, clear and calm. Bliss!
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my meditation space and watching the rays of the early morning sun bringing things to life in the room around me. The light flooding through the windows had ribbons of colour as they hit the ground, and there was vitality, freshness and ‘prana’ in the air I breathed in. There is something special about dawn, and I began to contemplate the interconnectedness between living things and the earth’s energy.
Later on, in my desk research I read about a phenomenon known as Schumann’s Resonance, which is like the Earth’s heartbeat - a pattern of electro-magnetic waves that sit between the Earth surface and ionosphere (this is a layer of Earth’s upper atmosphere that is ionised by the sun and cosmos).
A good case in point are some communities in Northern Europe, living in some of the coldest parts of the world such as Denmark and Scandinavia. How do people living here get through cold Winters, yet come out being rated as some of the happiest people in the world? I recently learned that much of this is because of the celebration of warmth and community. The Danes have a special term for this, Hygge (prounounced ‘hooga’) meaning creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. I had a chance to experience this around the time of the start of the Winter Solstice this year, when I attended a beautiful hygge celebration (thank you lovely Sarah), which was an evening of sharing and community.