Good morning! Having taken Mindful shower and practiced morning 15 minute programme, feeling great and focussed and ready to start a lovely day with a big smile on your face. But some day, even your good intentions are there to be happy and feeling calm…. Unwanted thoughts and negative emotions would appear to your mind. Often, with restlessness, one tends to act to inconvenience others and hurt others’ feelings. In the aftermath of a surge of unwanted emotions, you are filled with regrets. Why did I do that? Why could I not anchor my mind to the present moment to stop such actions? That’s OK, no need to criticise yourself….…

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Good morning! Having practiced mindful shower and morning 15 minute programme… breathing exercises would enable you to start a day with joy and calmness in mind. As winter days are short and cold, and the holiday season approaches, even you do not suffer winter blues (SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder), you might experience restlessness, irritability, tension, anxiety or insomnia. Stress can affect your body, as well as how you feel, think and behave. “Do you run any workshop around Christmas? I want to leave holiday stress behind.” On my return from Japan, having received this enquiry, we have launched Winter Mini Retreat from this month to February 2018, including festive period!…

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Good morning! Having taken Mindful shower and practiced morning 15 minute programme, you must be feeling refreshed and ready to start a lovely day with a big smile on your face. Thank you for those who have sent your interest in attending Sunday Workshop. Just imagine how you would be feeling after our practice together…may I share a lovely testimonial just received from a student. Attending Etsuko’s yoga and meditation class is like entering an oasis of calm in a mad and busy world.   Etsuko has a calming presence and a caring teaching manner.   If I can’t attend a class I really miss it, and always look forward…

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We live in a world of social media, being exposed to manipulations, false speech and intentional lies. Ill intentions held by someone or some group of people would create divisions amongst people. Even in the political world, there seem to be some precedents. It is a difficult adjustment period for all of us to hold emotional well-being. Might be required to use our intuitions from different angle to form judgement; what is true and what is false, which story to believe amongst all the information we receive. October, our newsletter article is about Right Speech, the third article of a series of “The Eightfold Path” to assist you to cope…

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Mindful Prāna Yoga we practice is a form of meditation with movement, which enables you to communicate with your body sensations and experience deep relaxation. At the end of session, I often guide patients and students equally to reach their healing power within. Now your body and mind are united as one, being at one with the universe. Receiving the infinite energy from the universe…your body and mind are being healed. This experience would enable us to feel deep inner peace that flooded the core of our being. Anchoring your mind at this instant moment, you will gain Freedom from the Thinking Mind. Awareness of Being would arise, leading us…

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The nature of any job would require responsibilities, stressful deadlines and performance expectations. For some, such pressure perceived as normal and even motivated to ensure that things get done. Once completed, one would experience tremendous satisfactions. Rewards could be pay rise, recognition and promotions. However, workplace stress can easily overwhelm our life. It could develop burn-out, anxiety and depression. Symptoms such as gastritis, sleeping difficulties, headaches, muscular tension, fatigue, irritability, loss of motivation and interest are often noticed. I am sure that most of you have experienced some kind of worry about a particular project, or experienced unpleasant feelings, thoughts and exhaustion. Might you have experienced uncomfortable thoughts that you…

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The beauty of living in New Forest is you would become sensitive to the Nature around you and the change of seasons. In August, as the heathers flower, open heathlands in New Forest turning into a beautiful purple carpet. As promised, I am to write the first newsletter article on being a human and the Path leading to cessation of stress, anxiety, depressive mood and destructive emotions. Being a human, we always want this, want that, want things to be a certain way. When we cannot get what we want, we disturb ourselves with Wrong View with unhealthy negative emotions, leading to our dysfunctional actions. What are we doing to…

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Stress Reduction or Anxiety Treatment, there are so many methods available. How can we find the tranquil stillness with formal meditation, how long do we have to practice? Have you found any tangible and practical method? We need to work to make a living. Our method is rather simple, yet effective. For 3 days completely disengage from your everyday life, we will assist you to become aware of body sensations, free from mind wondering and experience deep relaxation. With this method, your stress and anxiety level will be reduced dramatically without any form of medication. Your will become aware that there is innate stillness during 3 day retreat. As I…

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There are 2 patterns of thinking, the West and the East (not the geographic origin of people). Some day in the future, those two would integrate as one, having acknowledged and accepted differences, this would lead to the world peace. ‘Song of Sorrow for Parting’ is one of the student songs of Chuo University, my old school. I recently learned the origin of this song, when Chuo University published an article written by Mr. Eisuke Fujie, the composer of the song. Mr. Fujie used a poem written by Mr. Toson Shimamura, to compose this farewell song to see off fellow students who were called for the war. You would sense…

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“Stress, it’s so hard to bear. How can I cope with my anxiety? Can you cure my depression? This is the most frequently asked questions from potential clients. The cause and symptoms of their sufferings vary widely. However… So far as you have willingness to change, Yes! I can cure your anxiety. I can heal depression. I can cure any stress related symptoms you are experiencing. With the client’s permission, I would like to share with you a lovely email received. I run my own business and have a very hectic and pressured life with lots of deadlines, meetings and targets to hit. Over the last few years I had…

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EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS
to gain freedom from thinking mind.

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