Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mindfulness and why everyone's talking about it...

My husband got to go to a work retreat on Mindfulness last week hosted by UCLA and it was full of experts helping folks embrace mindfulness principles? Heard of those? Sure you have... Seems like the concept of mindfulness is everywhere these days.
  1. Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment", which can be trained by meditational practices."
What does that even mean, right?

Mindfulness in practice could be defined a few different ways: meditation, presence, and the resting of our minds from relentless thoughts. 

According to mindful.org here's a bit on how to accomplish mindfulness... 

Mindfulness meditation practice couldn't be simpler: take a good seat, pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps you can get to know yourself up close & personal.


How are you feeling? Meditation gives us a chance to entertain that question at a deeper level. It can give us the room to fully experience an emotion for what it is. 



Mindful movement gets us out of our heads and into our bodies—and into the world around us. It can be as simple as a series of movements and posture options you can use as part of a sitting meditation session—or anytime.


What do you think about this concept... helpful or fluff? 

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