Karma or mindfulness: what is right for you?

When Good Karma founder, Steve, was going through a period of change in his life, he knew he needed to take a new path. He turned to karma. He accepted karma would bring him something positive around the next corner. 

Also, he recognised that karma in its own way would deal with the past.

Karma isn’t for everyone. Some choose to believe in some practices of karma, focusing instead on kindness and instilling good into the world. Others embrace mindfulness or yoga. 

With practice, yoga can increase body awareness and sharpen attention, while also cantering the nervous system and relieving stress. Those long exhales, and deep stretches help to reduce muscle tension and allow your mind to catch up with itself. Not only does the focus of yoga help banish those unwanted thoughts, but it will enable you to dig deeper into what’s bothering you, It gives you a chance to take a breath and reconnect. 

Yoga, or mindfulness, isn’t for everyone, but the ‘mindful’ attitude that yoga has can be taken away and applied to so many parts of our lives. Focusing in on what we put in our bodies can help fuel joy. Especially if the alternative is indulging in things which will make us feel sluggish, feeding the anxious thoughts we are running from.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the moment, allowing us a moment to listen and be aware of our emotions, and thoughts as they come. Some people even apply this to eating. This allows them to slow down and become aware of the tastes and textures of their food, allowing them a better chance of digesting the food as well as enjoying it. 

Mindfulness is the practice of knowing what is going on inside of us and outside, as each moment happens. It’s easy to get lost in the day, to let the hours go by in a flash, and end up living in the future and not in the present. 

In short, it can be overwhelming not practising mindfulness!

Mindfulness allows us the chance to become more aware of our feelings. It allows us to connect better with ourselves, really discovering what we love and what we don’t. We can begin to notice patterns and behaviours; things that otherwise would repeatedly get us down. 

Without checking in with ourselves, watching our thoughts, we can overlook the essential things allowing our mind to cloud our judgement. 

And we all overlook our worries. For many, the worry about bills, money and our futures, stops us from enjoying the present moment. It allows us to miss chances, to feel swallowed up by life, making us feel as if we aren’t able to cope.

If you’re interested in mindfulness, this is a great source from the NHS to get started.

We promote mindfulness in our range of non-alcoholic drinks, believing that they can be a healthy addition to a mindful life.

Head to our webshop to see our delicious range, made from organic ingredients and good for the soul!

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