Mindfulness is a hot topic right now – so what is it, and how do you embrace it in your everyday life?

We’ve all heard of the term mindfulness, but what does it mean and how can we harness its powers to improve our health?

“Mindfulness is really taking hold nowadays,” says psychotherapist Noa Belling, whose new book, The Mindful Body, looks at why mindfulness is such a hot topic.

“I think it’s because we’re stressed, a lot of us are over-worked and we have a lot on our plate. Mindfulness offers us a way to be proactive in calming our bodies and clearing our minds.”

Here are Noa’s top five tips to embrace mindfulness every day:

  1. Take a moment

“I call them mindful body moments and they can be as short as 30 seconds,” she says. “You could be in the shopping line, or stuck in traffic, but just notice your surroundings and take it all in with fresh eyes.”

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