What Is Mindfulness

Mindfulness relates to the ability of being in the present moment. But what does this mean and how can it help you. Being in the moment relates to how you feel, your sensations, and your surrounding environment.

Mindfulness is about your acceptance, paying attention to your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Your acceptance of beliefs where there is a “yin and yang” and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than recalling the past or imagining the future.

Learn to breath

Mindfulness meditation focuses on your breathing as it flows in and out. Concentrating on each breath you become more aware of your thoughts and you learn to let go. In time, you learn that thoughts come and go and  you are not your thoughts. You will realise and understand thoughts are transient. They come and they go, and you have a choice about whether to act on them.

The overall benefit of practicing mindfulness is the long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and wellbeing.

Shinzen Young describes Mindfulness Meditation – as only he can.
The purpose of this interview was to introduce people to mindfulness meditation and/or to Shinzen in a more casual, talk-show type format – thus Steph is playing the role of non-meditating talk-show host while Shinzen maintains his role as insightful, innovative teacher who speaks from deep experience & wisdom.

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