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Mindful Breathing

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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Combating Your Addiction to stimulation (& New Meditation Sleep Technology)

Dear Integral Meditators, In this age of mental over stimulation, how can we find and enhance our peace of mind? The article below considers this question in the context of three qualities, permission, seduction and courage! Beneath the article you’ll see I’ve placed some info about a product from I-Awake called ‘Sound Asleep‘. If you […]

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Light reborn from darkness (& Online Winter Solstice meditation 20/21 Dec)

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you are enjoying the run up toward Christmas! In the article below I share a meditation practice that I use quite a lot at this time of year s a way of aligning myself with the seasonal energies, I hope you enjoy it! Beneath the article there are the details […]

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Two Meditation Gateways (& Online Winter Solstice meditation)

Dear Toby, As we head gradually toward the end of the year I’m sharing an article I wrote about twelve months ago  on ‘Two meditation gateways’. These two gateways are nice places to  sit with at this slightly more reflective time of year. Beneath the article there are the details of an ‘Online Winter Solstice Meditation‘ […]

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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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‘Linear breathing’ – De-fragmenting your flow of time

Integral Meditators, Mindfulness could be thought of in some ways as a de-fragmentation process for your mind and attention. the article below explores how, specifically with reference to our sense of time. In the spirit of de-fragmentation, Toby PS: Final call for those in Singapore for Meditations for creating a mind of ease, relaxed concentration and positive […]

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The spectrum of mindful attention

Dear Integral Meditators, Not all mindful states require the same level or type of focus. If you understand how you can vary the intensity of your mindful state, you can be more effective in applying it to your daily life. The article below explores how… In the spirit of mindful focus, Toby The spectrum of […]

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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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How to do walking meditation (plus free ‘Mindful moments’ video course)

Dear Integral Meditators, This week’s post has two components. The second is a series of five free videos for you to follow along to that I did with the Movement for modern life yoga website in the summer. The first is an article on how to do walking meditation. In the spirit of mindfulness in […]

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Body-heart-mind scanning

Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible to release physical, emotional and mental stress in a single practice? This weeks article is principally a description of a meditation technique for doing just that, and implicitly building a stronger, more resilient body-mind connection within yourself. In the spirit of an integrated body,mind and heart, Toby   Body-heart-mind scanning If […]

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