Mindfulness being fully present in the moment Hatha Yoga for joyful living MBSR cultivate mindfulness Pebble Meditation
Mindfulness being fully present in the moment
Hatha Yoga for joyful living
MBSR cultivate mindfulness
mindfulness based stress reduction
Pebble Meditation
specially focused on young people

Ready to Relax is a blog created to share both my experience and my students’ experiences when dealing with stress, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Together we explore how mind-body approaches like mindful meditation, hatha yoga and progressive body relaxation contribute to our well-being. I teach you how to use certain tools to cultivate living in the present moment, how to elicit the relaxation response, and different approaches to meditation. Learn to cultivate a daily meditation practice and begin to recognise how our mind works. How thoughts affect our responses and our perceptions. Allow yourself to recognise signs in the body that we often ignore at our peril. Learn to create space for acceptance, empathy and self-compassion.

I continue life learning and presently I am enrolled at MTIA participating in the MBSR course which originated with Jon Kabat-Zinn. I am privileged and grateful to be part of the mindfulness community. Mindfulness is now growing in popularity. Find a class, a group to practice with as there is more benefit than practicing alone.

I began yoga at the age of sixteen and ten years later trained to be a Hatha Yoga teacher. My training was in the eighties with principal Joy Spencer from the Sivananda School of Yoga. Over the years I have taught adults and children and have experienced and seen the benefits of the breath, yoga asanas, mindfulness and meditation.

Hatha Yoga teacher, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher.
Mother of two beautiful daughters and I live in Melbourne Australia.


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We would like to share our Progressive Body Relaxation Audio Track with you

August 1, 2016 by Nadia (0) Comments

Progressive Body Relaxation - Audio Track Nadia would like to share her Progressive Body Relaxation Audio Track with you. This spoken word Mindful Relaxation technique is the fourth track of…


December 31, 2015 by Nadia (0) Comments

Grateful to all my subscribers and visitors to the site from around Australia, China, Brazil and United States of America. Together we cultivate mindfulness in the world. We need more…

Mindfulness Meditation CD Launch

November 20, 2015 by Nadia (0) Comments

Ready to Relax is proud to launch its first guided mindfulness CD on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at its last class for the year. We will be combining all three…

Understanding the remarkable link between your Mind, Body and Health

About ten years ago I faced a personal health crisis and doctors couldn’t give me a cause or a cure. As a journalist, I went in search of answers, compiling the latest research proving a connection between our mind, body and health.

I made a film which includes remarkable stories of people recovering from illnesses like cancer, heart disease, infertility, chronic pain and MS.

I now write a blog about using this research in our every day lives. Whether it’s by reducing stress, practicing meditation, understanding diet, or nurturing relationships, the good news is we now have the evidence based proof that you can change your mind to change your health.

Shannon Harvey