About Mindfulness Meditation
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness is already within you — ready and waiting to be used to learn, grow and heal — and it can be cultivated through meditation at Mindfultime. It is a way to take charge of your life and do something beneficial for yourself that no one else can do for you.
Mindfulness meditation teaches us how to reduce stress and create a greater sense of well-being. It encourages us to intentionally pay attention to the present moment and be richly connected to everything in life rather than tuning out.
The formal practice of meditation involves staying still in a comfortable posture, or moving slowly, and focusing our attention to increase awareness between the mind and body. To read about what happens in your first Mindfultime session, click here.
What are the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness meditation helps us to better manage our lives and reduce stress. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness meditation helps to relieve anxiety, reduce stress and enhance well-being. It develops our ability to better focus, pay attention, regulate emotions, and respond to diverse circumstances. Through mindfulness meditation, you will learn to mobilize your mind and body to take charge of your life and cope more effectively with stress.
In addition to all the general health benefits associated with mindfulness meditation, studies have shown that practicing mindfulness increases creativity and decreases burnout in the workplace. Apple, Yahoo!, Texas Instruments, Nortel Networks and Google have all already instituted mindfulness training and wellness opportunities on-site.
People have practiced mindfulness for centuries because of its benefits. It has been proven to naturally alleviate many mental and physical ailments including: stress, anxiety, depression, emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, high blood pressure, sleep disturbances, insomnia, digestive disorders, eating disorders, and phobias.