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Mindfulness – Is It The Same For Everyone?

As people already on the path of some sort of holistic health journey, do we yet know what is mindfulness. I think many of you reading this has tried meditation at least once in your life. And for many of you, meditation is a practice you are on daily.

For seasoned meditators, mindfulness is about one’s state of mind. For the spiritually ambitious (I know it’s odd to be spiritually ambitious, but it is a thing), mindfulness is a practice that you may take to help you to gain some sort of spiritual wins, to be more enlightened?

For newbies, mindfulness maybe something to do with stress management, and maybe it sounds a little Buddhist to you?

Whatever it may be, it seems mindfulness is overtaking weightloss in workplace wellness. There is now much focus and emphasis on the use of mindfulness for stress management.

Personally I’ve also seen a demand in people wanting mindfulness coaching, to help them to manage stress, even for serious meditators.

You would think that people who meditate have better control over their stress levels. Well, yes and no. It depends on their purpose of needing or wanting to meditate. Some see meditation as purely a spiritual practice and do not integrate it well into their daily lives as a well to manage their levels of anxiety or stress. Believe me, there are people who suffer from spiritual anxiety. (A need to be better spiritually and anxiety is experienced when they feel they are not there yet) A common trap that serious meditators get into is the practice of mindfulness only in meditation, but they become mindless when they open their eyes.

So mindfulness is different for everyone. But if we want to start off as a basic practice and this is something that serious meditators should also consider is that we use mindfulness as a method to maintain the health and wellness of our minds (not just as a spiritual practice). Our mind is a muscle, but we are constantly working it, without allowing it to rest. The most effective way to allow our mind to be our friend and to work with us is to have the right balance between rest and work. And yes even during the busiest period of the day.

Here are some tips on mindfulness practice, wherever you may be, even during the busiest time of the day:

  1. Keep your focus on your breathing.
  2. Be mindful of every in-breath and feel expanded as you do.
  3. With every out-breath, release all the stress and tension you are experiencing in your body and mind.
  4. Be sure to keep your breaths even and consistent. Do this for a full 5-min practice.
  5. When you are keeping a focus on your breathing, you are allowing your mind to rest.
  6. Over time, increase the frequency and duration of your breathing practice.

The above may look like it is very easy to do and it is easy to think that it is way too simple a method to manage your stress. And it is tempting to also not give it a try because you think and feel that you have a better way.

So give it a shot, only 5 mins. See the difference for yourself.

©2019 Shamala Tan

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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly level.

One of her success stories as an author is to being featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.

Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find more significant meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.

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