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Incremental Breathing – Relaxing and energizing at will

Dear  Integral Meditators, How can you use your breathing consciously to both energize and relax yourself at will? The article below offers a simple, easy to practice technique. For those in Singapore, a reminder that the weekly evening meditation classes start again this week, full details here. This Saturday we also have a new  Qi gong meditation […]

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The healing power of awareness; Four insight meditation techniques

Dear  Integral Meditators, This weeks article is on insight meditation, and on the natural healing power of our mind, when we allow it. Its a slightly longer article than usual, with four short techniques you can try out! You can also find below the details of the next series of meditation classes at Integral Meditation Asia beginning […]

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The calm of solidity – Four mindful techniques

Dear Integral Meditators, The ‘calmness of solidity’ means the calmness that can be discovered through the solidity and physicality of your body. In the article below I outline four ways that you can cultivate it both formally and informally to increase the level of your own dynamic calm, which is to say your own ability […]

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Meditation – Centering around simplicity (to thrive on complexity)  

Dear Integral Meditators, We all have complex challenges in our lives these days, how can meditation help you deal better with that? The article below offers one answer! It’s Wesak day today, so wishing you all a happy Buddha’s enlightenment/birthday day today! I’ll be doing a Wesak Day meditation tonight and tomorrow evening, those in Singapore most […]

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What is spiritual practice? And why bother engaging in it?

Dear Integral Meditators, Back in 2010 I did a course on ‘Essential Spirituality’. Below are some edited notes on what spirituality is, and what having your own spiritual practice offers you in terms of  value. It also has a practical meditation at the end that you can start working with! Live in Singapore this week: The Tuesday & Wednesday evening […]

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Breathing from your belly, ducking under your thoughts

Dear Integral Meditators, Effective meditation can often be based around a simple technique. In the article below I describe one practice that has delivered enduring value for me over the days, months and years. Enjoy trying it out! For those in Singapore, a heads up for the Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day retreat on […]

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Meditation as an act of being rather than doing

Dear Integral Meditators, How can meditation help us improve the quality of our life? The article below explores this topic in a practical way. In the spirit of being, Toby Meditation as an act of being rather than doing  The title of this article is extremely useful definition of meditation, and one that is very […]

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Mindfulness, beauty & slowing the effects of ageing

Dear Integral Meditators, Youthfulness and ‘staying young’ is something that a lot of people are concerned with for many different reasons. The article below explains how mindfulness can help us age slower, more gently and more gracefully. In the spirit of beauty, Toby PS: If you are in Singapore and want to practice some mindfulness due […]

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Finding inner strength through softness

Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve had a couple of conversations this week with friends and clients about how much effort it is to meditate and still the mind. The article below explores how to work on stilling the mind with as little effort as possible, using the softness of the body. In the spirit of softness, […]

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Two meditation gateways

Dear Integral Meditators, Wishing all in the norther hemisphere a very happy winter solstice, and those in the southern hemisphere a happy summer solstice! As we sit in the middle space between the solstice and Christmas, you might enjoy exploring the two ‘meditation gateways’ that I describe below. In the spirit of inner doorways, Toby […]

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