Mindfulness has become quite the buzzword in the quest for peace and fulfilment amid the pressures of modern life. A simple meditative technique, it is designed to focus the mind while reducing the “brain chatter” that can make it difficult to think clearly and relax. It involves being mentally connected with the physical side of “being in the moment” - focusing on the here and now, rather than going through life’s experiences on autopilot.
Mindfulness, originally an ancient form of Buddhist meditation, has become so popular that City finance houses are recommending it to stressed employees.
Some schools are adopting the practice to help pupils focus; even the NHS recommends it as a way of coping with depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Telegraph.Wellbeing.