Marketing Manager Ashley Maclachlan
"In the Spring & Summertime on the West of Scotland, we have beautiful sunrises between 5am - 6am and I try to meditate outside at a local beach near my home. Here I usually focus on my breathing and try to empty my head of thoughts. The sounds of nature are a perfect backing track and it's all about trying to be present in the moment. As Autumn & Winter come around, it's a lot darker in the mornings so I practice meditation indoors using my 'muse' device. Muse is a great tool, you wear it as a headband and it syncs with an app on your phone to help give a guided meditation. The device monitors your brain waves to see if you are calm or active & responds by playing weather feedback. For example, when my mind is active I can hear heavy rainfall but when it is calm I can hear the sweet sound of birds. And if I find myself getting stressed throughout the day, I always come back to my breath. Breathing can help calm you instantly and is especially useful at this difficult time."