What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness Meditation is about being present moment by moment. It is a state of attention that is both relaxed and focused. The traditional name of Mindfulness is Vipassana, and it is one style of meditation amongst many. The type of Mindfulness I teach comes from the works of Shinzen Young and it is the one I find most useful and beneficial in terms of precision of the technique and clarity of the explanations.
Why Mindfulness Skills?
The benefits of Mindfulness training are –
- It can help increase mental, emotional and physical well-being.
- It can help to reduce stress and improve the way we interact with others.
- It can also help nurture our appreciation of our self and the world around us.
The system I teach is non-religious, so whatever your beliefs you can benefit.
Developing these skills helps you to experience your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations – and the ways that these interact – more clearly.
By doing this, you become much more self-aware.