7 Mindfulness Podcasts to Help You Live a More Stress-Free and Conscious Life
Info (Amala Earth)
Nov 17, 2021

With so many things, so many thoughts running through your minds (sometimes even when you are asleep), it is crucial that you are aware of your inner self and practice mindfulness wherever possible. People find themselves lost in thoughts from career to relationships or just a general concern about the future (thanks to the uncertainties around the pandemic). So much so that they don't even realise what day it is sometimes! 

While it is impossible to ignore worrying about the future completely (let's be real here), the key is to strike a balance. How much you want to let the future uncertainties cripple your present is completely up to you. It is very easy to get caught up in the negatives and be stuck in a whirlwind of emotions. (In fact, there's something comfortably numb about it), however, constant worry can put your mind in a very bad state and can steal your chances of having a good, stress-free life! 

In this blog, we'll discuss why mindful living is all everyone seems to talk about and why we think it's worth your effort. And to call out to Gen Z, we have 7 of the most popular (and fun) podcasts that you should listen to! Happy reading! 

Mindfulness 101: Why Jump the Mindful Living Wagon?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read the words 'mindful living'? Is it that of a yogi meditating? Well, you aren't alone! Mindfulness is often linked to yogic practices and, traditionally, doesn't hold much relevance in modern times. But, when you understand the true meaning of living mindfully, you'd be surprised to see how far the thought is from reality! 

In its true essence, mindfulness is simply training your mind to focus on the present, no matter what task you are doing. So, it doesn't matter if you are dining at a Michelin 5 star restaurant, picking up milk, or watching your favourite show on Netflix, as long as your mind is on the task and you are consciously aware of your thoughts and surroundings, you are living life mindfully. 

Now the next question most people ask is, why is mindfulness such a big deal? Don't we already pay attention to our tasks? While it seems like the most natural thing to do (focus on what you are doing), it is only so, in theory. In practice, there are better chances of you thinking about that beach vacation during a work meeting and thinking about your #instafam during that beach vacation! Ironic right?

Your thoughts, unlike any other part of you, are limitless and follow no boundaries. And in a way, this is a blessing (imagine not being able to even 'think' about vacations during lockdowns) and a precursor for imagination and innovation. But the same quality can put you in difficult situations if you can't control and channel your thoughts well. 

How Can You Benefit from Mindful Living?

Let's make this simple for you. Here are the top two benefits of living mindfully. And it's more relevant in your life as a gen Z than you think! 

  1. Mindful Living is the Mantra for Wellness: 

Mindfulness sets the stage for several great things in life. It helps you enjoy life's small pleasures, engage in activities that you never cared for before, handle tricky situations like a boss, and maintain an overall positive attitude towards life. 

  1. Mindfulness Ensures Good Physical and Mental Health

The pandemic has made the importance of holistic wellness very clear. As people all over the world struggle to keep their spirits high, making mindfulness a daily habit is the only way to survive the physical, mental, and emotional pressure of living life in social isolation. When you put your heart and soul into the lifestyle, it changes your perception and ability to handle adversities. 

7 #Indian Podcasters and Podcasts to Subscribe for Your Daily Dose of #mindfulliving!

To help you start your journey (or up your game), here are 7 of India's top lifestyle coaches and wellness podcasters:

Why Follow: Jay Shetty is one of India's (and the world's) most popular social media influencers. His content is funny, relevant in today's context, and simple to grasp, making him a must-add to your list. Not only vlogs, but Jay is also an avid podcaster, and his podcasts cover a wide range of topics relating to wellness and mindful living. His podcast is a great starting point if you are looking for a unique take on mindful living. 

Why Follow: Manish Behl is a renowned lifestyle coach and trainer whose podcasts have changed many lives. From info-packed interviews to context-relevant tips, subscribe to his podcast for your weekly dose of mindfulness. 

Why Follow: The Habit Coach by Ashdin Doctor is another great podcast to listen to if you want to know how to make mindfulness a habit in your everyday life. Easy on the ears and mostly under 5 minutes, these are perfect for your ride to work. 

Why Follow: Everyone has a different life story. But some have stories that inspire. Stories of the Soul captures the essence of human life wonderfully through its interviews and eloquent talking. Listen to it if you are down and can use some positivity to lift your spirits. 

Why Follow: Mental health is becoming a growing concern, especially in light of the pandemic. But, thanks to podcasts like Marbles Lost and Found, there is a healthy environment to hear so many others share their struggles. So, if you are looking to find some solace, this is the podcast for you. 

Why Follow: Another great podcast for those who battle mental illness is the SOS Show by filmmaker Suchita Bhatia. She interviews fighters, innovators, and others who have seen the underbelly of mental health taboos in India and conquered it. 

  • Deepak Chopra 

( https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/21-days-of-abundance/id1558008884)

Why Follow: Deepak Chopra is one of the most famous meditation and wellness coaches in India. His podcast series called 21 Days of Abundance (and the lifestyle challenges by the same name) is very popular amongst people looking for a philosophical route to success and abundance. 

Summing Up

"That's life: starting over, one breath at a time" - Sharon Salzberg.

There's nothing more comforting than these words today. With COVID-19 impacting every facet of life, making even the smallest joys like getting a cup of coffee or watching kids play in the playground a luxury, keeping a calm outlook is a bigger challenge today than ever before! But mindful living is the key to a happy and healthy life.

 Here's hoping these podcasts will make your journey to mindfulness a rewarding one!

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