Mindfulness. What`s beyond the hype?

 “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally” .

(Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Mindfulness practice can be explained as a training of our mind to become more accustomed to being fully in the moment, directly experiencing what actually is. There is a growing number of studies and empirical evidence that Mindfulness has positive effects on our health, helps to improve focus and resilience and a greater awareness of oneself and others, without being judgmental.

However, there is no single definition of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is something we all naturally possess to a certain degree. Even without a regular practice we can get an idea of how Mindfulness feels: In moments when we feel fully present, aware of what we’re doing; when we are aware of our experiences via our senses and of our thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness can be trained and becomes more available to us when we practice it regularly – because we are actually remodeling the physical structure of our brain. Watch this video to learn how Mindfulness changes your brain