Mindfulness is conscious awareness of your thoughts and the impact they have on you, so you can release the thoughts that aren’t serving you and replace them with more positive ones that will help you get the results you want. Through meditation and mindfulness, we can begin to discern whether the thoughts we are having are helpful or unhelpful. Once you have control of your thoughts you can transform your life.
Becoming more mindful in everyday living allows you to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, to reconnect with your body as well as your sensory experience, and to become more responsive (rather than reactive) to the challenges of everyday living.
Mindfulness is to FACE WHAT IS…and accepting it without judgement.
Benefits of mindfulness:
- Improves well-being
- Improves physical health
- Improves mental health
There are several ways to practice mindfulness and all train the mind to refocus on the present moment:
- Basic mindfulness meditation
- Body sensations
- Urge surfing
All of these mindfulness techniques are a form of meditation and are much easier to incorporate into your daily lives. The essence of any mindfulness practice involves accepting whatever arises in your awareness from moment to moment. Then, allowing this vibrational energy to move through you peacefully as you practice being kind and forgiving to yourself.
“The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”
― Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
Mindfulness is the perfect tool to stay present in the moment and start transforming your life now.
Active Mind Body is launching Mindful Well-Being Sessions on Sunday 26th May to celebrate Mindful May. Mindful Well-Being sessions are only $20 for an hour long class with Sofija, an internationally qualified Pilates, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Sofija has extensive experience in teaching Yogilates, mindfulness, personal and rehab training, physique transformation, and strength and conditioning training. Sofija’s unified approach in fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching provide a holistic style body-mind transformation while staying connected to oneself. You can book online here.