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Digital Subscriptions > OM Yoga Magazine > Jun-18 > MODERN MEDITATORS ARE mindful ON-THE-MOVE


There is more to meditation than sitting still, says Buddhify app creator Rohan Gunatillake

”The reality is that not everyone has time for extended periods of daily formal practice. Thankfully there is more to meditation than just formal meditation.”

Do a Google image search for mindfulness or meditation and what you’ll see are endless images of someone sitting in what looks like a rather uncomfortable position, eyes closed, all by themselves, and most likely with some kind of rainforest or idyllic backdrop.

Since the earliest days of the mindfulness tradition, meditation has always been something that can be practiced wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. But in recent decades, it’s clear that what we as a culture understand as being meditation has been reduced to formal sitting meditation. Conventional formal meditation absolutely is a valuable style of practice, but in the timepoor society that we live in, the danger of limiting meditation solely to formal practice is that it leads to the classic excuse for not doing it: I don’t have time.

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Welcome to the June issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine. Keep your practice fresh and alive this summer with your monthly dose of yogic inspiration from us. Inside, you’ll find lots of incredible people with amazing stories to tell, plus plenty of practical anatomy and yoga instruction to feed both body, mind and soul. And the meditations, good vibes and spiritual enlightenment are all packed inside too. Get your stretch on with OM, then afterwards pour yourself a nice cup of mint tea and take some time out with us to inspire you on your epic, unfolding, personal yoga journey. Have a great month, folks. See you on the mat soon!

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