Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.
SMILING MIND-A sense of clarity, calm and contentment for young people
With the new age movement of smart phones and interactive apps, Smiling Mind provides a range of meditation activities for young people to help them balance their lives.
Being a young person can be extremely tough at times, there can be study, work, managing friendships and family relationships and not to mention hormones, all happening at once. The Smiling Mind app is one of many apps out there that has been created to assist young people in keeping mentally healthy. Developed by a group of psychologists the app is free, easily accessible and has a range of different activities to explore including education, corporate and sport.
You can find more information and details about how to download the app here;
In yoga, relaxation refers to the loosening of bodily and mental tension. Keeping muscles in a constant alert or flight or fight state expends a great amount of your energy.
Yoga can be an extremely effective stress management tool, can be useful before sleep to reduce insomnia and helps to release the tension held in our muscles that we hold onto from our busy lives.............
A fantastic resource that we have locally in Castlemaine is The Forge.