Mindfulness meditation is a great way to cultivate awareness and acceptance of the here and now. I personally enjoy practicing mindfulness as it lays down new neural pathways in the brain with calm and clarity.
You may have heard of mindfulness from one of several well none mindfulness expertcs. Mindfulness has been made famous from living legends such as Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926– ), Herbert Benson (1935– ), Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944– ), and Richard J. Davidson (1951– ).
What is mindfulness?Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment.
We can develop this through the practice of meditation.
Mindfulness derives Buddhist traditions, based on the meditation techniques of Zen, Vipassanā, and Tibet.
Mindfulness techniques vary across traditions, but Buddhists constitutes mindfulness with how past, present and future moments arise and cease as momentary sense impressions and mental phenomena.
The maha-satipatthana sutta suggest practicing mindfulness of the body than focusing on the breath.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
- Reduce stress,
- improve mental health,
- stay present no matter what the day holds
What is a mindfulness coach?According to Alison Keane, "A good mindfulness coach is going to show you how to practise mindfulness in a way that will sustain you throughout your life, during times of challenge and in moments of joy."
My experienceI recently met my mindfulness coach in Perth (before the whole coronavirus isolation began) and have continued to check in with them once a week via Zoom, which has been helpful to reflect.
I have been in the process of purchasing a new home (check out their home designs) but I have had to put that on hold for the time being.
This has brought some undue stress and anxiety, but my mindfulness coach has helped me get my chi back. I've also found mindfulness apps to be somewhat helpful.