Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

Mindfulness is a state of being fully in contact with the present moment. It means being conscious, from moment to moment, of your ideas, feelings, physical sensations and the environment around us. It includes noticing small things that you might not have discovered before. The purpose is not so much about relaxing, but more on detecting things evenly. Two aware techniques that can be done anywhere are focussed breathing and body scan.

Reigning in our breakneck-paced lives requires hitting the pause button every now and then, but you may be doing it wrong. Meditation rooms, unplugging, digital Sabbaths, reflection retreats, mindfulness classes–it seems like everyone is clamoring to find a pause button in the face of our always-on, socially connected, fear-of-missing-out lives. Read Full Story…Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

In reality, the vast majority of evidence concerning mindfulness relates to clinical trials that don’t control for placebo effects. This is something relatively few researchers seem to desire to talk about, either because it is overly hard or overly politically incorrect.

Some blog posts I didn’t have time to review and post up dealing with benefits of mindfulness meditation

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