A community resource by St Paul’s Primary School
At St Paul’s Primary School we take education seriously. So seriously in fact that we want to extend education beyond the classroom and have it filter into the community.
One of the foundations of strong communities with healthy people (both mind and body) is access to education.
This free and growing resource centre is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have direct and positive impact within our community.
Something in here for all ages
Lao Tzu a legendary chinese philosophy and writer, credited with forming Daoism one of the two main schools of chinese philosophical thought, wrote a book – ‘The Tao Te Ching’ approximately 2500 years ago.
A global Peace Giant, Thich Nhat Hahn has revolutionised our way of seeing the world through his prayers, philosophy, activism and teachings.
Peace in every language has the power to transform hearts and minds everywhere.
The more often you repeat a behaviour the stronger the urge to do it again becomes…
we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species that which requires a place in the community, emotional care, regular nourishment from the earth a connection to Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones.
The name Rudrā is one of 1008 names of the Hindu deity Shiva and the word Akśa means tears in Sanskrit. After 1000 years of meditation tears began to fall from the eyes of Shiva in compassion for mankind, the tears became the Rudraksha Tree.
Mother Nature in all her wisdom provides us with everything we need to grow and thrive. The sounds made by the natural world are there to help tune the body to the frequency of the earth, the planets and the stars.
Mindfulness breathing is a beautiful way to relax a busy mind, calm nervous feelings and build mental clarity.
The ‘Star Breathing Chart’ is a great activity to practice when feelings and emotions get a little hairy and thinking is a bit blurry.
The ghost Bat may look a little bit odd with his super-sized ears, and curios shaped nose but he is still an adorable creature to behold and definitely worth a second look.
Using the labyrinth mindfully enhances meditation and prayer, the labyrinth is similar to the maze and has existed throughout ancient cultures for at least the past four thousand years.
Colour your poster and hang it on your wall
The relationship medicine men and women have with the natural world has taken millennia to evolve, and it’s a relationship sustained through custom, respect, and balance.
Sharing music, making music and dancing with music makes us closer in physical proximity but it also means our brains are closer too.
Used for millennia as a gateway to self-mastery and a tool for self-healing, self-awareness and self-realisation, the breath sits at the centre of what determines real, and unreal.
The Om project is where you can explore the ancient mystery of the worlds most recognisable and practised sounds -Om.
Learn how to get smarter and live longer.
Just like everything we consume – the breath can either be a medicine or a poison; depending on how you use it.
Whatever your reasons for taking the practice of meditation – whether it be to master your mind or heal the body – the success of your practice lies with your ability to focus and concentrate.
We have heard it time and time again that happiness comes from the inside but not too often are we told how to find it and what it feels like.
With the help of research into neuroscience and neuroplasticity, we can now comfortably say that reshaping your mind and changing your brain is possible and anyone can do it.
This pranayama breathing exercise is a fantastic tool for developing concentration and mental clarity.
Extending the length of your breath will extend the range of your life by slowing down your heart rate, increasing feel-good chemicals and reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Finding time to relax is so important to your health and wellbeing and yet we so often put everything else first. In just a few minutes you can totally relax your mind and body with this simple relaxation and meditation exercise.
Because of mindfulness’s effectiveness in developing self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, cognition and concentration ts application in the treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD in children has been adopted and explored by clinicians and psychologist as an alternative to medication.
In this pranayama activity, we move the breath from the lowest point of the spine to the highest point in six counts. The yogic breath is a deeply relaxing activity that helps to strengthen mind-body connection and trains you to stay focused and present.
I’m Dying For A Hug
We live a time that has been defined by its scholars as the loneliest civilisation in human history.
With the advances in communication and the standard of living it’s highest in all recorded history, you would think this could not possibly be true, but it is.
Coming to realise that the thoughts in your head are not really your own and that they exist as a never-ending stream of consciousness means you have the potential to tune out of them at will. According to many great minds of science and philosophy, you attract the thoughts that you have based on the frequency or the energy you emit.
Learn how to use your breath to live longer, get smarter and feel better.
One of the greatest developments in contemporary psychiatry and behavioural psychology is the knowledge that the mind and the brain are in fact two separate things and that with the power of your awareness you can change the structure and the chemistry of your own brain.
Learn how to change your brain using words of power.
Learn the ancient pranayama breath practice and reduce stress and anxiety.
Self- Awareness. To know and understand yourself, your emotions, needs and desires is probably the most important thing in life. It means you are more likely to live an authentic, fulfilling and happy existence alongside people and places that add meaning and energy...
One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation is that it will clear your mind of any thoughts and negative memories and you will become completely empty and pure.
Sound waves can be used to change your brain waves
You can use sound waves to change your brain waves.
Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack The Iceman Ages 12+ All over the world contemporary science and eastern introspective...
Learning to conceentrate is actualyl a skill that takes practice, just like going to the gym to build up the strenght in yout muscles, you need to practice concentration to strengthen the mind. Developing strong concentration not only makes you more productive and...
In The Now All of us have been told to pay more attention, to concentrate & focus; but have you ever been shown how to? Learning to concentrate is actually a skill that takes practice, just like going to the gym to build up the strength in your muscles, you need...
Mandala When we were kids the creation of the perfect colouring could become something of an obsession; each time we began a new page we would always try to improve on the previous artwork, making sure to stay between the lines, pick the right colours and apply the...
Time To Save Most elderly people when asked about their life regrets will always say they wished they spent their time doing what was important; and it wasn’t worrying about money and comfort items, but spending time with loved ones... The Dalai Lama was asked what he...
Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our...
How To Bake A Meditation Cake Meditation practice is a little bit like baking a cake, it requires certain ingredients placed in the right order, mixed and baked for a set amount of time to get the right result. Without a recipe or the right ingredients, you are likely...
Mind and Body Watch This Cool Video. Try some yoga with your friends and family. Learn why yoga is so important in helping us to meditate. Ages 5+ Please be careful in practising these exercises. Not everyone is able to participate in this activity so we advise you...
You Achieve What You Believe What you think can become who you are. Your beliefs underly the entire construct of your reality. When was the last time you checked into what you think and more importantly, what you believe? Unprocessed emotions and traumatic experiences...
Colour Me A Collage Making a collage is so much fun to do and it is good for the mind, art stimulates your senses, emotions and your brain. Collage The art of collage began as early as 200bc around the time paper was invented in China. Collage means to glue, and most...
Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack Meditation v's Mindfulness The goal of meditation and mindfulness is simple - it is to...
Extend Your Breath and Your Life