Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tips on how to develop patience - Meditation always helps

How to Develop Patience: Practice Mantra Meditation

1 – Take a day where you make patience your goal for the entire day.

2 – Slow down.

3 – Practice delaying gratification.

4 – Practice thinking before you speak. If we’re patient, pause and go over what we want to say, we can avoid hurting or offending others.

5 – Take deep breaths to try to relax when you find yourself getting impatient. Whenever we are stressed we tend to lose our patience. Remember your pranayama or yoga breathing, try to switch from grumpy and impaitent to calm and relaxed by taking just a little  time to breathe. The results will be encouraging.

6 – Identify the things that are causing you to become stressed out.

7 – Don’t rush things. You don't have to change the world in one day.

8 – Think back to a time that you had to wait for something which turned out to be rewarding.

9 – Next time you have to wait for something, take time to do something fun, change your mind set, practise deep breathing and meditate.

10 – Take the time to help others. For example, having to deal with the elderly and the hearing impaired definitely requires patience. By helping others on a regular basis, such as the elderly, you will find yourself slowing down a bit and becoming more patient. Patience can bring out the compassionate side of you.

11 – Plan ahead. Instead of rushing, give yourself enough time and allow for unforeseen circumstances. For example: Plan to leave home earlier than you normally would. Give yourself sufficient time to finish a project by the due date, instead of waiting until the last minute.

12 – Practice Acceptance.

-You need to remind yourself that sometimes it takes longer to reach your outcome. Meditation helps to put life into prospective.

-At times people disappoint you. Many times your expectation takes time to materialize. It is not what happens that matters but how you react.

-Do something constructive while waiting. It keeps your mind and your time occupied and helps you avoid unnecessary stress from worrying and becoming anxious and uptight.

13 – Cultivate Faith.

-Difficulties and tragedies happen. Believe that there is an advantage behind every misfortune, there is a silver lining. Look at difficulties as lifes lessons they help us examine,  ask  questions, is there more to life than what I am experiencing right now, why am I always frustrated.

- Meditation will help you stay calm when you are faced with adversities. Find more methods or seek advice to help you cope and help you get answers.

If you would like to find out more about how the practice of  yoga meditation can help you develop paitence, and overcome frustration you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Ukulele - Palm Beach Yoga offers Ukulele Lessons

& meditation
  • Very easy
  • How to Tune a uke 
  • How to hold a uke 
  • Easy chords 
  • Play songs
Turn your old favourite tunes Into soothing and relaxing easy to remember meditative songs.

Ukulele is perfect for meditation, it's an easy to learn compact light and portable instrument. Your first one need not be super expensive, you can begin with a budget uke until you decide what you would really like to own out of the 4 sizes available. You will learn at least one very lovely, memorable meditation within your first lesson.

It's very easy to learn ukulele by using yoga mantra phrasing. Come and try it for yourself.  We will have a couple ukes available if you wanted to purchase one to use at the class.

Or: dust off your own ukulele bring it along, get those brain cells firing, have a few laughs & make some new friends.

Leave us a comment or txt 0468344108, 0437869983,  if you are interested.

Would You Believe It? 
The Surprising Benefits of the Ukulele.

Hawaii is offering something very newsworthy, in larger numbers than ever before–an instrument through which almost anyone can find musical expression, enriching their own lives as well as those around them.

Such are the unexpected benefits of playing the ukulele.
The association of the ukulele with Hawaii is far from new. In fact, it is a descendant of a four-stringed instrument brought to Hawaii in the late 1870′s from Portugal.  It has gone through several waves of popularity since then. Remember Tiny Tim?

But nothing quite compares to the current ukulele craze. It all began in 1999, when Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ‘s ukulele version of “Over the Rainbow” was used in a commercial for eToys. That recording has been licensed over 100 times since, to sell everything from paint to lottery tickets to food, software, and banking services.

A number of major pop artists and indie rock groups have fed this craze. They include Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who is about to release a new solo album, “Ukulele Songs.”

And don’t forget Joe Browns (I'll see you in my dreams) tribute to George Harrison at the 2002 “Concert for George.” Four years later Jake Shimabukuro’s rendition of  Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

See Tommy Emmanuel and Jake Shimabukuro's awesome rendition here.

Most importantly, as singer Amanda Palmer, formerly of  the punk cabaret group, Dresden Dolls, puts it,the ukulele is the ideal instrument for the D.I.Y age. It represents everything that “the grand polished machine of the music industry is not. 

This is the age of democratization in music. Anyone can be a musician. And in a recession, when you have a $20 instrument and there is a big musical renaissance, anyone will want to join in.”

Local strumming groups are springing up all over the place because no special  training is required to join. Ukulele strumming goes so well with untrained vocal styles.  

We were charmed recently by a photo of two middle-aged women learning to play the ukulele together.  They looked so excited and pleased with themselves. It brought home clearly the inner rewards that people get from making music for fun, whether you sing alone in the shower or join a ukulele orchestra.

If you already know how to play, come along and give us a few tips. We are always open to learning more.

To all newcomers ... We all HAVE to START somewhere. Now's the Time ..!