To put it simply, mindfulness is awareness. With a mind that constantly narrate, categorize, and even judge our daily experience, we are unable to use our mental capacity of attention properly. As a mental practice mindfulness meditation is aimed at training attention.
In physical training we work on our inner and outer muscles and in mindfulness we work on different capacities of our mind. Four key cognitive aspects of mindfulness are perception, non-attachment, acceptance and present moment awareness. Practicing self-control, openness, acceptance and non-judgement about transitory experience contribute to cultivating stillness and equanimity. Breath and senses are used to train the attention and engage the mind in the present moment.
Mindful living is most desired outcome of mindfulness training. Being more present for the everyday moments, which we seldom notice and appreciate, brings a sense of peacefulness. Scientific evidence supports that Mindfulness training can change individual’s emotional set points and improve neuroplasticity, emotional regulation and executive function.
Mindfulness practice develops awareness and skills that have many practical applications for everyday life. The extensive research indicates mindfulness improves capacities that allow us to prepare to deal with the stresses of family, finances, relationships or work which we all face in our everyday life and make choices that are aligned with our heart. Come and explore and experience the Magic of Mindfulness in our Mind Garden.
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