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An introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been a buzz word in the health and wellness industry for some time now and I absolutely love that its getting the attention it deserves.
It’s not as daunting (as stepping into a yoga studio can be for many first timers) or as overwhelming (as the idea of meditating for 20 minutes a day can be), but rather accessible to everyone.
The art of mindfulness is the ability to be completely present or aware,
without judgement.
As simple and as difficult as that.
Once we start to notice and observe the stories and mental conversations we have with ourselves, everything changes.
Once we start to practise this observation, we can lovingly detach from these stories, thoughts and emotions
and they no longer have control over our lives.
If all of this sounds just a little too much and you have no idea where to start?

Here are a few simple guides:

– Start your morning with some simple BREATHING exercises.
Become conscious of your breath,
practise equal inhalations and exhalations for 2-5 minutes.
Connect to your body, through your breath.

– Practise mindful eating. Treat every meal time as a special and sacred occasion. Sit at a table, without any external distractions (tv, cellphone or laptop). Marvel in every moment, notice the taste, texture of the food.

– Move mindfully. Whatever your choice of movement may be; whether its walking, running, swimming or practising yoga. Immerse yourself in the moment. Immerse yourself in the movement. And if possible, close to nature.

– Practice gratitude, as often as you can, say thank you to nature, people and things.

A gentle reminder that this practise is accessible to you at any time and any place.
It shouldn’t feel like a chore or another “to-do” list item, but rather a natural progression of your holistic health journey!
If you are curious to learn more or need one-on-one guidance let’s schedule a call and book a session together.

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