Mindfulness is the gentle, active practice to be continuously present with the experience; a constant conscious awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and our surrounding environment. It is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment without any judgment.
When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness allows you to live in the moment and awaken to experience.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without believing that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Benefits of Mindful practice:
The sitting practice of mindfulness meditation gives us this opportunity to become more present with ourselves just as we are. This, in turn, shows us glimpses of our inherent wisdom and teaches us how to stop perpetuating the unnecessary suffering that results from trying to escape the discomfort, and even pain, we inevitably experience in our daily lives. Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. Instead, it helps us become aware of what is already true moment by moment. Reduce stress and anxiety, gain clarity and peace of mind by incorporating meditation into your daily routine.
Breathing is something that we all do, without paying much attention to it! . By bringing our focus intentionally onto the breath we can ground ourselves in the present moment. Mindful breathing can be a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. It can help calm and energize, and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders. By breathing in and out mindfully, you will bring your mind back to your body, therefore allowing happiness and joy into our hearts.
Mindfulness yoga emphasizes on the spiritual side of the yoga rather than solely on the physical benefits. Mindfulness Yoga brings together the two disciplines as a single practice that promotes health to the body and liberates the mind and spirit, awakening compassion and fostering equanimity and joy. The Wheel’s Mindful Yoga is done privately in an one on one setting.