Mindfulness meditation techniques are becoming mainstream in western society, and that is a very good thing!
Mindfulness meditation has been enthusiastically embraced by Oprah, Goldie Hahn, Richard Gere, and many other celebrities. But of course, mindfulness is simple, but not easy, especially if you are just learning to meditate for the first time.
I found this article in The JC.com, written by Lianne Kolerin. The article gives a nice summary of mindfulness meditation, discusses some of the scientific research into the benefits of meditation, and looks at meditation from a secular Jewish point of view.
Being mindful is not as easy as it sounds. Take a moment to stop what you are doing and connect with your body, senses and surroundings. Calm your racing mind and live in the moment, even if it lasts for just that moment.
It may sound obvious, but this philosophy is the basis of the therapy-du-jour: mindfulness. Celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan and Oprah Winfrey swear by it, but mindfulness is anything but a passing fad.
Though the label is relatively new, the philosophy stems from ancient eastern cultures. Mindfulness is an integrative mind-body practice that uses elements of meditation, yoga and breathing techniques to help change the way you think and feel about your experiences, especially stressful ones.
Read the original article here
Is mindfulness one of the meditation techniques that you use regularly? If you are not yet a meditator, I recommend that you investigate mindfulness meditation as one of the best potential practices that you might learn.
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