A Mindfulness Practice to Help You Feel Restored
The term mindfulness has been coming up more and more over the past little while. We have even been using the term more and more. So, what is mindfulness?
According to Mindful Magazine, Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
As women, we have many different roles or ‘hats’ we put on, including those who are also mothers. It can be quite challenging with the overwhelm and chaos in the every day hustle of motherhood to even think about how to become fully present and aware of where we are or what we are doing. Even though most of us do our best to achieve this.
When we begin to breakdown the barriers and challenges and take a step back we can see that if we don’t take moments to ourselves and let the chaos of life take over, we will feel suffocated and become extremely depleted.
Shonda Moralis, author of Breathe Mama Breathe (one of our favourite mindfulness books here at TRYBE Wellness), validates the importance of practicing being mindful and meditation;
“We all have the answers inside if we simply allow ourselves a bit more time to get quiet, listen, and reconnect to ourselves...When you are feeling balanced, your family reaps the benefits of a mom who is thriving and modeling how to live with more presence, gratitude, and joy. We need to ask ourselves what more we could genuinely wish for our children, our families, and ourselves.”
We want to to redefine wellness by embracing our new realities as women and mothers.
~ Trybe Wellness
Through this, we can meditate and practice mindfulness in ways that serve us. We may not have the time each day to take 20 minutes out and meditate, but we can aim to carve out 2 minutes or work up to 5 minutes a day. Ideally we suggest creating a space in your home where it feels peaceful and is quiet to allow your mind and body to unwind and create stillness but if that can’t always happen, then finding a short window of time to take a ‘pause’ break while you’re on the go can still support our need to slow down.
Here a 4 practices to get you started on your mindfulness journey you can take anywhere!
Create a quiet and comfortable space to sit or lie down
Play a soothing meditative playlist or soothing chant or stay in complete quiet.
Become aware of your body and the areas of tension you may have in your face, shoulders, neck, legs and take a moment to release it all.
Close your eyes and breathe in 5 deep breaths in and out. When doing this, pay attention to the inward breathe and outward breathe when it starts and stops.