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Mindfulness – What’s all the buzz? Can it add value to your life? | Simplafyi

When I first started practicing yoga 17 years ago, it took awhile to understand the lingo and poses (asanas). Needless to say, I felt awkward and unfocussed as I stumbled along.  After a few sessions, I recognized that if I just allowed one thing to resonate at a time I might have a better experience.  So I focussed on my breath.  This turned out to be a good choice as it allowed me to be present to fine-tuning my yoga practice.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but when you actually develop a breath routine, you can accomplish many things that otherwise seem overwhelming.

The cause and effect of breath work intrigued me so I began to explore mindfulness meditation and honed my skills.  Although I am not meditating daily, I routinely incorporate what I learned.  The return on investment of my time, in the location of my choice (typically somewhere outside in the sun) has improved my wellbeing immensely.  I am able to be present to people, situations and myself more than ever.  When I find I am in a stressful situation or in an important meeting, I can fully tune in.  This has resulted in more fulfilling relationships at home and at work.  The ability to creatively problem solve has also been a benefit.  All good things that satisfy the soul.

Priscilla Szneke, founder of Seventh Element Living and a SimplaFYI Community Practitioner shares more here.