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Mindfulness London: The Newest Ways to Find Zen in the City


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Mindfulness London: The Newest Ways to Find Zen in the City

Take a moment; a step back from busy city life; and be mindful.

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There are events, products, apps and experiences ongoing in London to help us all find peace amongst the busy tubes, loud sirens and non-stop rushing that comes with living and/or working in town. Being mindful means being aware – of what’s going on around you, your thoughts, feelings and emotions that are happening right now. It’s a practice and a skill, and you can train yourself to be more mindful, which can help centre you, bringing you back from a foggy mindset to the present time and day so you can see life more clearly, make better decisions and just be. Look after yourself, take part in one or more of the following suggestions of how to find your zen in the city, and practice mindfulness today. 

Relax

Neal’s Yard Aromatherapy Massage

Neals Yard, Seven Dials

Neals Yard, Seven Dials

Their boutique in Seven Dials opened its doors on December 4th 1981, and ever since, has been a reassuringly constant staple in the bustling Covent Garden area. Neal’s Yard Remedies are experts in natural and organic health and beauty, offering luxury shopping, courses, and therapies. Book yourself a treatment with one of their aromatherapist connoisseurs for an aromatherapy massage that can help with a huge range of physical ailments such as muscle aches and skin issues, as well as inducing a deep relaxation and helping to relieve the stress and tension that can come hand in hand with living and working in a city such as London. Once taking a case history and preparing a bespoke blend of natural oils, your aromatherapist will massage these in, letting the oils absorb quickly, having a direct affect on your body. After your individual session, we recommend returning to take full advantage of the benefits the cumulative therapy brings, helping balance emotions and improving general wellbeing and health in the long run. nealsyardremedies.com

Travel

Utopian Hotel Collection x Heywood Hill x Headspace

Utopian Hotel Collection x Heywood Hilland x Headspace

     

Utopian Hotel Collection, a newly launched collection of independent, luxury hotels, has partnered with Heywood Hill and Headspace to offer ‘the most stress-free’ travel experience, combining ‘millennial thinking’ and ‘old-school luxury’. Book your stay at one of the Utopian collection’s hotels and have a bespoke holiday consultation with Heywood Hill, then enjoy access to Headspace’s meditation library for a month. Let the collaboration, created with the modern traveller in mind, offer you a peaceful holiday mindset. For more information, visit utopianhotels.com

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Practice

Master Oh

Master Oh

Book an energy treatment with Master Oh, who has over 30 years of spiritual training, and let the unique healing method disrupt the energy patterns in your body. The practice will leave you feeling clearer, more in-tune with what’s going on in your body and more centred. Plus, it helps improves sleep! Book your session now at masteroh.com

Download

Minds for Life

XenZone

In a new suite of apps created by XenZone, the UK’s biggest wellbeing and digital mental health platform, benefit from digital counselling. If you need support with grief, depression, anxiety or abuse, download the relevant Minds for Life apps on your phone and feel supported everywhere you go. mindsforlife.com

Join In

Guardian Masterclass

Guardian Masterclass

Kick off a zen new year by taking part in this one-day workshop hosted by the Guardian. Hear from relationship coach Susan Quilliam, attend workshops on work, wellness and health with names such as Bruce DaisleyNadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips, and learn something new. New year, new you, right? theguardian.com

Walk

Street Wisdom

Street Wisdom

In these three-hour guided experiences, you’ll walk the streets of different parts of London and hopefully, find answers to questions you’re having trouble answering. Street Wisdom believes every street is full of inspiration, and the guides will help you tune into your senses to use walking down streets to see what answers may present themselves. Pick a part of London, book your slot and try problem-solving by walking. Next session: 16 November, 3 pm, free of charge

Read

Pocket Coach Guides

Pocket Coach Guides

     

Carry one of these non-fiction pocket boots round with you for on-the-go support. Written by Chartered Counselling Psychologist Dr Sarah Jane Arnold, each book has a different theme – calm, kindness, sleep and confidence – and includes practical guidance and exercises should you need it during a busy day. mombooks.com

Be Treated

John Bell & Croyden’s InResidence Beauty’

John Bell & Croyden's InResidence Beauty’

London’s luxury pharmacy and wellbeing shop, John Bell & Croyden, launched a treatment room this year where guests can book 30 – 60-minute treatments related to wellness and health. Discuss and tailor your treatment by talking to a specialised therapist and enjoy first-class care at their serene haven that is InResidence Beauty. Appointments can be booked by emailing [email protected] or by calling 020 7935 5555

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Float

Yue Float

Yue Float

Book one of the experiences at Yue Float that will leave you restored, recharged and rejuvenated. Float in the pods full of 500kg of Epsom salt and experience the freedom of utter weightlessness. This can also help with muscle pain and inflammation, as well as allowing you to completely ignore the distractions of outside and be one with the water. yuefloat.com

Meditate

Inhere Meditation Pods

Inhere Meditation Pods

     

In partnership with the luxury co-working programme, Uncommon, Inhere’s pods offer a drop-in service until November 26th, with a new studio opening in Fitzrovia in January, where you can choose from different music and momentarily escape from the bustling streets of London town. Simply step into the beautifully designed pod and listen to mindful meditations or the calming sounds of rain and the ocean. inherestudio.com

Work

Corporate Kundalini Classes

Corporate Kundalini Classes

Too busy to book after-work classes? Don’t want to leave it till the weekend? With corporate and individual packages available and tailor-made to your wants and needs, enjoy the powers of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at work and leave the sessions feeling clear, in-control and ready to tackle the rest of the working day and week. Whether you opt for a 15-minute session which promises focus using yoga to align the body and meditation to reduce stress, a 45-minute session named ‘Resilience’ that includes yoga to stimulate clarity and meditation to improve your creative thought process, or any other sessions in between, convince your boss to look into a corporate wellness programme by Nick who holds over 30 years of experience in the ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. nickyogameditation.co.uk

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