Mindfulness is a state of being completely in touch with the present moment. It means being aware, from moment to moment, of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and the environment around us. It involves discovering small things that you might not have noticed before. The goal is not so much about relaxing, but more on noticing things smoothly. Two aware techniques which can be done everywhere are focussed breathing and body scan.
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Mindfulness essentially involves the passive observation of internal and external stimuli without mental reaction. It is most explicitly, but not exclusively, laid out in Buddhist meditation texts.
Quite a few articles I didn’t have time to review and post up dealing with how to mindfulness meditation
- The mainstreaming of mindfulness meditation – The Week
- Mindfulness – What's next? – Enlightenment – WordPress.com
- Mindful Movement Becomes a ‘Revolution’ as Stressed Americans Look for Reliefi – Voice of America
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