When: Thursday, May 31st, 2018, at 5:30 PM Eastern U.S. Time
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Two reasons why people may get stressed and anxious are because they are dwelling on the past or are worried about the future. Practicing mindfulness techniques can help you focus on living in the moment and therefore reduce anxiety.
Mindfulness has become a popular buzz word in our culture today, but what does it mean to be mindful or to practice mindfulness? It was developed years ago as part of Buddhist practice and ritual.
Here are some concepts of mindfulness:
There are many ways to practice mindfulness. At the beginning of our online educational events, we are led in a meditation which is a mindfulness skill. During a meditation, we can focus our mind on our breath, the words that the leader is saying or our body sensations. If we can focus, it distracts us from our worries about the past or the future. In this way, it decreases our anxiety.
Contemplative prayer is also a mindfulness skill. This includes the rosary, Christian centering prayer, Jewish Shema, Islamic Sufi practice, or Hindu Raja Yoga. Any of these types of prayer can be done anywhere and at anytime.
Mindfulness movement includes a variety of practices such as yoga, martial arts and spiritual dancing. Many forms of exercise can also be mindful such as walking, hiking or horseback riding.
The benefits of practicing mindfulness are proven and researched. Here are some of them:
"The purpose of mindfulness is to wake us up.
It's designed to reconnect us with our intrinsic ingenuity and our indestructible, innate excellence."
— Marina Illich, PhD.