In his late 20’s, Clive Fogelman lost both his parents within six months. He was then diagnosed with bowel cancer a few years later.
Clive credits both yoga and meditation as significant tools for dealing with his anxiety through this challenging time and says that by using these things as a ‘toolkit’, everyone can benefit.
Whether it’s focusing on your breathing while waiting for the kettle to boil, or paying more attention to your surroundings when walking to work, everybody can put a little more mindfulness into their day.
We spoke about:
- The importance of ‘inviting yourself’ to connect with your body and how you feel.
- Breathing techniques to deal with anxiety and stress instantly.
- Bringing yourself back to the present.
- How becoming more self-aware can help you deal with everyday emotions.
- Taking all experiences (good and bad) and seeing them as something to observe – without judgment or feeling like they’re going against you.
- The power of the mind and belief.
- How to use a mindfulness pause.
- Letting the journey present itself, and dealing with whatever is part of it without fear dictating how you feel.
Clive has been a yoga and meditation teacher for nearly a decade. You can find out more about what Clive does at www.helloyoga.co.uk