Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present in the moment, be aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness can have numerous health and mental wellbeing benefits, everything from decreased stress and sadness to increased levels of focus and happiness.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually re-modeling the physical structure of your brain.
But what exactly is mindfulness? And, how can you recognize it and reap its many benefits? Mindfulness meditation practice is one way to truly experience the current moment and integrate that awareness into your everyday life.
With some much chaos going on in the world, we thought it might be nice to share some free online training on mindfulness with you, and this month it comes from Domani, who offer digital, online courses to support you or your family.