“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It’s about knowing what is on our mind.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Through practising mindfulness we take time to notice our experiences as they unfold, moment by moment, with an open mind and with acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, the practice trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now.
The roots of mindfulness come to us from Buddhism, where it remains an important part of the tradition. Yet mindfulness as a modern, Western practice is most often practised outside of any spiritual contexts.
Where do I start?
Mindfulness is for everyone and is helping to improve mental and physical health in the workplace, schools, hospitals, prisons, the military – in all walks of life. Everyone can benefit from becoming more mindful. You can practise mindfulness without any special equipment and at any time of the day and night. It is not a religious practice. It is open to all – if you have a body, a mind and a pair of lungs, mindfulness is available to you and can be used in everyday life.
I run dedicated mindfulness classes and also integrate mindfulness as part of my regular yoga classes. A full 8-week programme is also available. There is something for everyone.
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