Imagine Health

Becoming Yoda with Yoga

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | August 11 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Yoga

“You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried.” – Yoda. While many aspire to be as worldly and wise as Yoda, short of living in outer space, there are more Earth-bound practises which could bring you closer to harmony than […]

Read more

I Believe In a Thing Called Self Love

Self-compassion

If a friend is low in mood, or a family member berates themselves in front of you, what’s the first thing you do? We mainly seek to support and uplift those around us as part of an intrinsic understanding that every human has worth. This needs to be recognised and appreciated, even when someone cannot […]

Read more

Mind Over Matter – Mindful Exercise

Mindful Exercise

While we all understand the benefits which regular exercise can provide our bodies, less emphasis is placed on the benefits of Mindful Exercising. Many people utilise exercise as a form of mindful meditation in itself (e.g. running or walking) in order to distance themselves from stress or daily issues. While this is productive, there are many […]

Read more

Exercise:It’s The Eye of the Tiger

Exercise: Eye of the Tiger

Sweat, heat, blisters, timers, weights, water queues – these are just a few of the issues people raise when considering the undertaking of any kind of exercise. However, there are far more benefits to regular exercise than one may realise; just 30 minutes of exercise can stimulate the brain to release “fun chemicals” such as […]

Read more

Home Away from Home at Your Workspace

Clean Workspace

Home is where the heart is. For many people spending up to 80% of their week behind a workspace does not stir up thoughts of relaxation. With the added drive of needing to complete a job thoughts concerning the feng-shui (if you will) of your workspace rarely receives enough attention. Spring Clean! Consider the rationale behind a […]

Read more

A Time for Reflection

“The unexamined life isn’t worth living, behind every experience there is room for interpretation of the meaning of that experience” Socrates WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY? The word reflection stems from the Latin root reflex or later reflexio which means to ‘bend back’. The concept and process of looking back on what one has experienced […]

Read more

Lifelong Learning

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , ,

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan   When we think about education and learning, it may bring back memories of school and stuffy lecture halls. That one teacher who always seemed to pick on you and the classes where it […]

Read more

Letting Loose with Mindfulness Practice

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]

Read more

Spring Clean

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris   There is a reason why “Spring Cleaning” has been a habit around for centuries. Whether it’s your desk in work or your entire house, it helps us clear out and prepare both our […]

Read more

Connection

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt […]

Read more