Mindfulness & Meditation
Mindfulness is a way of being awake to the present moment in all its richness as it is actually lived, not as we believe we are living it. Through that experience of the present moment - sensations, feelings, thoughts – we can see more clearly how our mind and emotions work, and we become more able to choose how we think and feel.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice developed in India and taught by the Buddha. In recent years it has been widely studied and used by psychologists as a way of preventing depression and reducing anxiety and stress. It also increases physical and mental well-being.
Meditation is a form of mental training which deepens the experience of mindfulness, and can, over time, lead to a profound sense of calm, relaxation and clarity. You can do it for 30 minutes or more sitting on a cushion or chair, or just for 30 seconds in a break from work or standing in a supermarket queue. The sense of calm and clarity that it helps to develop can have a major positive effect on your life.