Meditation and mindfulness, with Shamash Alidina

Meditation and mindfulness with Shamash Alidina

Mindfulness and meditation can feel fluffy, or like something which is “good for you”, but you don’t have time for in your busy schedule.

In this episode, I chat with Shamash Alidina about what mindfulness actually is, how you can practise it in a way which suits you, and how starting small with everyday simple activities is a great way to create a new habit of everyday mindful moments.

Shamash Alidina is the author of 10 books including mindfulness for dummies. He’s a mindfulness teacher trainer and ACT coach and loves the combination of mindfulness, kindfulness and playfulness.

We talk about

10:04 What is mindfulness?
13:04 Four attitudes of mindfulness
14:08 What is meditation and what is the benefit?
21:33 How to fit meditation into a busy life
22:44 Starting with one mindful breath
24:30 Why we find it hard to maintain practice
26:35 Returning to practice with kindness
28:45 Working mindfulness into your daily life
31:20 Mindfulness and perfectionism
32:58 Doing 80% of a task
35:11 Apps to help
38:48 Purpose, meaning and values
41:25 Play using mindfulness

Check out Shamash’s book Mindfulness for Dummies and his mindfulness courses on his website, www.shamashalidina.com

Apps mentioned: Self control app, Forest

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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media

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