What is mindfulness & why Mindfulness Skills?

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?

If you are wondering why develop 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.

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