Mindfulness

4 Top Tips for Recovery after a Marathon

4 Top Tips for Recovery after a Marathon

A marathon is one serious achievement. You spent many months preparing for the big day and you crossed the finish line, hugged your friends and family and relished in that endorphin high. So why, after investing all that time, do so many people neglect their recovery, setting themselves up for injury and pain! If you want to come back even stronger, follow our simple 4 step plan to a full recovery in no time…

The day I almost died.....

The day I almost died.....

There's a fine line between risk and recklessness. I spend a large amount of my time trying to figure out how to navigate that gap. Risk is always a good thing. It's where we experience growth, and positive risk taking behaviour makes us feel alive and connected to our potential.

My Toughest Opponent.... Me!

My Toughest Opponent.... Me!

Our founder and Director Richie Norton shares his thoughts on the past year and gives you some insights into what's coming and how to prepare for your best year yet!  We also have a link here to our Strength Temple Goal Setting workshop.  This section is a detailed and tested way to set your goals for 2017 so they actually stick and turn into your dreams!  

New Balance "You Are Your Toughest Opponent"

New Balance "You Are Your Toughest Opponent"

The Strength Temple are super pumped to be working with New Balance!  Our Director Richie Norton is one of a select team of New Balance Ambassadors running with their latest campaign which explores how we are our own toughest opponents. This subject is close to our hearts and Richie has been working hard to bring hints and tips on peak performance with the New Balance team to take your training and performance to the next level.  In this article Richie talks about how he's feeling about the Ambassador role and what to expect as the campaign evolves.  Get involved!  #iamthecompetition

Our Mind Technique to tap into your Limbic System and Upgrade the way you FEEL!

Our Mind Technique to tap into your Limbic System and Upgrade the way you FEEL!

We wanted to give you an insight around thoughts and feelings today and we encourage you to really take this one on board as it can literally change the way you are feeling in an instant!  Thoughts create feelings.  Feelings can create actions.  Actions  create outcomes.  Outcomes create new thoughts.  Repeat.  Just ponder on that for a moment. OK, got that?  Good then, let’s move on and define a term we often use called "Self Talk" before we tap into a visualisation technique to transform how you feel..........

Steps to make “some" people less annoying!

Steps to make “some" people less annoying!

Here are 2 powerful insights into how to change your feelings around small annoyances that can snowball into major differences.  These lessons have literally changed the life of the people who have applied them, and we want to share them with our community.  Find the full article here and start to feel more free and less stressed in just over the time it takes to read it!  Probably about 5 minutes....

Our key to being Happy more of the time

Our key to being Happy more of the time

Our mind is truly an incredible thing.  It takes experiences and classifies them based on outcomes and how they make us feel.  It then decides whether to gravitate towards that experience again and looks for ways to create more positive feelings in our lives.  The thing is that if we start to allow ourselves to feel profound disappointment at the passing of happy moments, our brains can associate this as being too difficult for us and actually moves subconsciously to make sure we don’t experience this pain again.  By doing this we can actually start to avoid some of the deeply happy moments in our lives!  For more see full article.........

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Have any of you slipped during your progress with resolutions or goals?  I’d say 99.9% of people who answer with integrity and truth will say yes.  Well we’re here to tell you to relax!  We’ve come up with a method to get you back on track and overcome limiting behaviour.  We call it our #TempleDay and it’s a practice that once incorporated into your regime will ensure you can bounce back from any setback.  Full details are here…..

Setting Goals & Your Best Year Yet!

Setting Goals & Your Best Year Yet!

OK folks.  It's that time of year when we all jot down a load of New Year’s Resolutions.  There is something very powerful about the turn of the year from one to the next.

This could be one of our most important articles for you.  It's the one that gets you motivated to achieve everything in your life you deserve.  It's an awesome exercise in designing a future that will deliver endless joy and power to your life.  It's an exercise that can be done at any time of the year.  Don't delay.......

Jaws, Adam Amin & The Human Spirit

Jaws, Adam Amin & The Human Spirit

About a week ago I was sitting reading BBC news at the end of what had turned out to a an awesome week and I saw some surf story had made the most read chart.

So I’ve seen this article and am immediately drawn to it.  If you didn’t see it I’ll just give you some background.  It was about a man called Adam Amin from Sidmouth, Devon (UK).  He was 19 and had 5 years surfing experience and followed his dream to ride one of the most notorious waves in the world - JAWS........

#Video: Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

#Video:  Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

So this will be the shortest post so far.  Short is good.  Short is to the point.  Short of vibrant energy and happy smiles is what you WON’T BE if you follow The Strength Temple #7Pillars 😉  Here's some wisdom from our resident Yoga Guru; Shona Vertue.

The foundation of every yoga posture lies in the Sun Salutations.......

The Power of NO!

The Power of NO!

Well there’s an interesting title.  "No" is usually associated with bad people.  It’s something we don’t look forward to hearing as it means we’re not getting what we’ve asked for.  It’s used by people stopping our progress.  People who just aren’t team players; but HANG ON ONE SECOND!  The power of a kind, well placed and diplomatic no is one of life’s greatest lessons and it’s careful use can open a gateway for your growth and ultimately a better outcome for everyone.  Let’s explore how you can use this often underused word to make everyone happier in the end; most importantly YOU!.....

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

So we’ve already discussed Anchors and their importance in controlling behaviour in some of our Mindfulness articles.  We caught up with Shona Vertue for an interview on how Anchors affect us in our day to day lives, and how she’s made some simple changes to move from limiting habits to great habits.  Her technique is an important lesson as it doesn’t fight the anchor, and uses it in an extremely positive and empowering way through redirection.  Oh - and she shares a version of a chocolate milkshake that will blow your socks off!  Enjoy…...

Breath - are you going deep enough?  Try this...

Breath - are you going deep enough?  Try this...

Few of us pay much mind to our breathing. Like walking or talking, we accept it as something that just happens, an incidental adjunct to getting on with life. However, each lungful of precious air has the capacity to help us heal, burn fat and energise the entire body.

Sadly, we just don’t do it very well....

Read on to hear about how to activate your breathing and feel the benefits!.......

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

Here’s a beautiful article from Shona Vertue around treating yourself to some Yoga love.  We thrive on this at The Strength Temple and invite you to let Shona into your lives too.  She’s a force of nature.

How many of you find the thought of practicing yoga intimidating? Daunting even?  Putting the body in compromising positions, confronting situations, discomfort, stillness … it’s pretty scary stuff right?  That’s where the #yogaquickie concept came from … I thought – 5 minutes every day (or #yogaeverydamnday in the land of instagram) is better than 90 minutes once every month or fortnight.  Check here for full article and video.......

Change your state in an instant

Change your state in an instant

Some of the most powerful techniques we teach as part of our Mindfulness Pillar are ways in which our clients can change their state in an INSTANT.  By state we mean how you are feeling in a given moment.

There are many different ways in our arsenal, but one of the simplest that we can give to you right now would be to start your own list of best quotes.  It might seem obvious as you read it, and this really works.........

Powerful Thought Game to Transform Your Future!

Powerful Thought Game to Transform Your Future!

The first time I did this my goal was to get out of rented accommodation and into my own home.  I didn’t think I had the financial capacity to do it and it was really getting me down.  Within 2 weeks I’d found a new home and placed an offer that was accepted. I also used it to stop smoking and change my career.  This stuff works!

Mindfulness, Anchors & Peak Performance on demand

Mindfulness, Anchors & Peak Performance on demand

Focusing on achieving mindfulness can produce a state where we feel what’s commonly described as “flow.”  It’s this state of “flow” that we look for when coaching our clients, and we are careful to build anchors for them to allow a rapid return to that state when it’s needed most.  Check out a few techniques to start using this pro tool....

Are you a Human Being or a Human Doing?

Are you a Human Being or a Human Doing?

Let’s just pause to think about this statement for a moment.  Does it leave you feeling like you might have missed a trick?

I don’t want to define this statement too much as I want it to be more of a process of pondering and thought rather than a lesson delivered on a plate......

Comfort zones and growth

Comfort zones and growth

In this blog we explore your comfort zone; what it looks like and why it's an awesome place.  We also look at the human paradox and why you NEED to expand your comfort zone.  We discuss how to do it and how it will make you awesome....