Psychology Today reports on a study by neuroscientists which shows that meditation alters brain activity in a positive way. “The brain waves of meditators show why they’re healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left […]
Video news item and article from ABC News in America about the latest scientific research suggesting that mindfulness meditation changes the structure of our brains…for the better! Great interviews with meditating children, the Dalai Lama and member from rock band Weezer! “Sharon Salzberg said her mind might be very different if it weren’t for meditation, […]
There is already plenty of well researched, scientific evidence showing significant physical and psychological benefits of meditation. UK newspaper, The Telegraph reports on one of the latest… Meditation improves the immune system, reduces blood pressure and even sharpens the mind, according to research. The practice – an essential part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions […]
Mindfulness means awareness
Mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).
Instead of being caught up in worrying about the past or the future, mindfulness enables you to have a greater focus on the here and now. Mindfulness practices increase our awareness of our moment to moment experience. We learn to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, emotional state as well as our environment.
Mindfulness is becoming mainstream and popular
Because of it’s effectiveness, scientific credibility and simplicity mindfulness is becoming more and more popular as a practice. This is both in the personal world and in the business world.
Who uses mindfulness?
Everyday people who are…
• wanting to de-stress
• wanting to increase their self awareness
• wanting to sleep better
• wanting to feel better
• wanting to relieve symptoms of depression
• wanting to know themselves better and more deeply