What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it is more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
Whenever we bring awareness to what we’re directly experiencing via our senses, or to our state of mind via our thoughts and emotions, we are being mindful. And there is research showing that when we train our brain to be mindful, we are remodelling the physical structure of our brain.
Who should practice mindfulness?
Anyone can do mindful meditation. There are no barriers. It doesn’t matter how old we are, what our physical ability is, experience level, if spiritual or not…
How to do Mindfulness
Mindfulness meditation practice couldn’t be simpler: take a good seat or a relaxing lie down, pay attention to the breath, and when our attention wanders, return to being mindful. By following these simple steps, we can get to know ourselves up close and personal. Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. Instead, it helps us become aware of what is already true, moment by moment. We could say that it teaches us how to be unconditionally present; that is, it helps us be present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is. When we are mindful, we show up for our lives; we don’t miss events in being distracted or in wishing for things to be different. Instead, if something needs to be changed we are present enough to understand what needs to be done. Being mindful is not a substitute for actually participating in our lives and taking care of our own and others’ needs. In fact, the more mindful we are, the more skilful we can be in compassionate action.
Our Meditation Classes
Meditation is the process of turning our attention inward with one-pointed focus, bringing about a sense of peace and self-acceptance. Want to develop clarity, calm and emotional positivity? Join us for one of our meditation classes. Open to all levels, from complete beginners to more experienced students.