It’s hardly breaking news that meditation is one of the most powerful wellness trends. In a few short years, it has been catapulted along with a healthy diet and exercise—as one of the three drivers of wellbeing. Meditation is at a tipping point with its mainstream adoption rate. Even though it has been practiced in various forms in Buddhist, Hindu and Jewish traditions for over 5,000 years, the concept is fairly young.
Early evidence is suggesting that it can be a powerful antidote for our over stressed, digitally addicted and exceeding levels of distraction. According to the Global Wellness Summit Trends Report, meditation is now the fastest-growing health trend in America, with the number of meditators tripling between 2012-2017. Meditation studios, brands and apps are popping up worldwide, with Apple announcing that mental wellness and mindfulness apps are the number 1 app trend in 2018.
We’re asking if this trend will translate to full adoption in South Africa? Can we use mediation as a coping mechanism for the external stresses we experience as South Africans on a daily basis?
Amani chatted to Almarie Venter, Mindfulness teacher and holistic wellness consultant about mindfulness and meditation, which will be released as a series of articles on our blog.
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Almarie Venter is a certified Mindfulness Teacher, Transformational Yoga Teacher, Certified Pranic Energy Healer, Kinesiologist, and Holistic Wellness consultant.
With over 13 years of experience in health and wellness industry, Almarie effortlessly integrates holistic modalities and create bespoke treatment plans for her guests. As a holistic wellness consultant, she offers an environment where it is safe to create changes in living and learning using a unique integration of kinesiology, neuro-training techniques, mindfulness, meditation, vibrational sound and pranic energy healing.