It’s easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future. Learning mindfulness can help us develop a mental hygiene practice to thrive in the demanding world we live in.
But what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present moment. This state encompasses observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad.
To live mindfully is to live in the moment and reawaken yourself to the present, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. Mindfulness can also be a healthy way to identify and manage latent emotions that are causing problems in personal or professional relationships.
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. Mindfulness techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves a breathing practice, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and muscle and body relaxation.
What are the benefits of mindfulness meditation?
Regular practice of mindfulness meditation has benefits for your emotional, physical as well as your mental health. Below are just some of the benefits that mindfulness plays a role in:
- Sleep disorders
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Enhances self-awareness,
- Lengthens attention span
- Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
- Generates Compassion
- Help Fight Addictions
- Improves Sleep
- Helps Control Pain
- Decrease Blood Pressure
Anyone can learn to practice mindfulness and you can do so on your own. I however found it more useful to learn about the practice through a programme.
I offer individual and or group sessions to teach you the principles, neuroscience and benefits of mindfulness. This is an inner journey of connecting with your true being, your true self. You will be able to tap into the higher capacities of your brain through mindfulness practices and self-reflection and you will learn to discover your innate abilities and highest potential.