06/06/2016 12:40 BST | Updated 07/06/2017 06:12 BST

Is Mindfulness Just Another Buzzword?

Meditation and mindfulness are SO on trend right now, but in the age of the 'mindful' colouring book, are these ancient practises in danger of becoming just another buzzword?


I sat down to chat with mindfulness expert Tessa Watt (she teaches at the HOP, y'all!) to get the lowdown on what mindfulness really is, and to get the answer to a few questions I had. What does mindfulness even mean? Do you need to sit down Buddha style with your legs crossed, or can you just do ten minutes of colouring? Eyes open? Eyes shut? What's the difference between mindfulness and meditation? And can you do one without the other? Are there any good apps we can use? And seriously, what's the deal with these colouring books???

Enjoy my conversation with Tessa below. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and for more no BS nutrition & wellness, subscribe to my newsletter here.