What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of becoming intentionally aware of your body, thoughts, emotions, and environment through focusing your mind on the present moment. Through observing your thoughts and feelings with acceptance and non-judgement, your mind becomes more clear, calm, and focused. As a formal practice, mindfulness is typically done as a sitting meditation; however, other ways to practice mindfulness include walking meditation, eating mindfully, or even just becoming more present and aware in your daily activities.
Benefits of Mindfulness
Scientific studies conducted on the effects of mindfulness have shown a significant number of physical, mental, and psychological benefits. Some of the benefits include:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Decreases stress and negative emotions
- Boosts immune system
- Increases positive emotions
- Increases feelings of compassion, empathy, and contentment
- Increases memory, attention, and ability to focus
- helps facilitate weight-loss
Experience for yourself the proven benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Spokane Massage offers regular mindfulness meditation classes and workshops. Sign up to receive notifications and updates of upcoming classes, workshops, and current specials.