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How Corporates Co-opted Mindfulness to Make Us Bear the Unbearable

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What a great read from The Conversation website this article is – how the Corporate World has hijacked the ancient practice of mindfulness.  When I hear students talking about the mindfulness courses they have done at work, I hear snippets about active listening with a colleague, or writing a report, or preparing emails for efficient response. No one talks about the presence of being with difficult feelings that brew and erupt, or taking a meaningful lunch break to eat properly and revive, or to practice on a daily basis the teachings of being compassionate or indifferent to chaotic personalities that disturb you most. Mindfulness is the most rewarding experience when practiced with realistic expectation and patience. But it is the practice of a lifetime.

 

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Release the Year

suptabaddhakonasana

Supta baddhakonasana A great restorative pose for summer. It offers deep rest, releasing of the year (& body heat on a hot day). Make it super comfy! Pop:

  • a rolled blanket under each thigh to support your ‘butterfly’ thighs
  • cushions under forearms
  • a pillow (or 2) under your back
  • a cushion for your head
  • lightweight eye pad
  • don’t skimp on the comfort!

When you’re fully supported like this, your body may finally surrender deeply. Give yourself 15 mins. No ifs, buts or interruptions! You’ll enjoy wafting bliss, and have extra bounce after 😉

 

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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The 4 Stages of Life

Yoga santa1. You believe in Santa.

2. You don’t believe in Santa.

3. You dress up like Santa.

4. You look like Santa.

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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