Each Monday over these next eight summer weeks, Adam Jacot de Boinod (word columnist for the Daily Mail and author of The Meaning of Tingo) sheds light on the world of wellbeing. His impressive list comes from his discussions with one of London’s most respected meditation and breathwork coaches Emma Ball of Evolve who alerted him to this selection of these new words being bandied about and helped him choose those that are ‘eyebrow-raising’.
Each Monday at 8pm, Emma holds a 30-minute Zoom session involving meditation and breathwork that’s open to all. To book visit: evolvehealingandmeditation.com
Every year, as Adam says, neologisms slip effortlessly into our language. To stand the test of time they need brevity, wit and/or invention. As a philologist, he is fascinated by the words that come into general use across the English-speaking globe. And in these days of rushing about it’s inevitable, more than ever, that we need to address our priorities and our sense of wellbeing.
This Monday, Adam looks at words relating to …
NEW FORMS OF EXERCISE
heli-yoga the activity of taking a helicopter to an isolated outdoor location and doing a yoga session there
beditate to meditate in bed
forest bath an activity similar to meditation that involves sitting in a forest and focusing on your surroundings
awe walk a walk outdoors during which the person walking makes a conscious effort to look at the objects, views etc. around them
napercise a type of exercise class that involves sleeping for a short timelves sleeping for a short time