Many diseases are consequence of our lifestyle, specifically exposure to constant high levels of stress. The result is often seen in high levels of cortisol, high blood pressure, low immune system, poor concentration, depression and anxiety.
The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively influence a range of automatic physiological responses, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall excitement and emotional reaction to external stressors.
Mindfulness is a proven vehicle to achieve greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as to understand how thoughts, emotions and actions can undermine psychological, physical and spiritual health.
“Mindfulness based therapy is an effective complement to standard medical and psychological treatments”
MINDFULNESS CAN BROADLY BE DIVIDED INTO 3 CONCEPTS:
Active Learning: (Know the mind)
Understand how the mind functions and defends itself against real or perceived threats.
Meditation: (Shape your mind)
It is a way of learning how to relax your body while still keeping your mind alert and present.
Mindful Living: (Free your mind)
Mindfulness is a lifetime commitment – not to achieve something else, but to understand and accept where we actually are in an exact moment, whether the experience is pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.
Mindfulness is non-dependent on any belief system or ideology and benefits are therefor accessible to anyone.