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MEDITATION is more than a way of life for Mitra Vijay.

The 41-year-old from Whiteley has turned mindfulness and meditation in to a blossoming business – and he is determined to spread the word in order to help more people find their inner peace.

Mitra set up Mindful You, an online subscription platform for meditation, in 2019.

Since then he’s seen his business grow, with more than 100 members signing up and scores of positive reviews.

Mitra Vijay explains how Meditation can be a huge positive step forward for anyone.

The platform takes people on a meditation journey, with the latest meditation techniques and guided meditations, helping them to relax, relieve stress and anxiety, and sleep better.

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Mitra, who quit a top executive job in order to focus on Mindful You, said there are many businesses capitalising on mindfulness, but that his is unique as it places no pressure on the user.

He said: ‘It is unique. You don’t need to have a lot of time to do it. It is not an hour long. It is five to 10 minutes, you can do it when you want, but it can really help, especially those struggling with sleep.

Mitra Vijay explains how meditation can be a huge positive step forward for anyone.

‘It is a new and fresh approach to meditation. It can help everyone, from busy mums, to business people with stressful jobs, or people in mental or physical pain, it gives you space and time so your mind become clearer.’

The website gives a free seven-day trial, and then offers a yearly subscription of £48 or £135 for three years.

Now he hopes to see business take up corporate subscriptions to improve their employee’s wellbeing.

He said: ‘This goes beyond the tick boxes of benefits. Most businesses provide things like sick days, private healthcare, pensions, and other benefits, but this could really help people. It gives that personal touch. It shows that you really care about your employees. If somebody is stressed at work then they can listen in for a minute, just one minute can make such a difference.

‘Stress in the work place can waste a lot of time. If a manager is stressed and they talk badly to a member of staff, then that’s the whole day wasted. To create a mindful space where people are helping and supporting each other, is the key to success. And that can be achieve through mindfulness.’

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