Introducing Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

The dictionary definition is

1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Many may believe mindfulness is all about saying “OMMMMMM” cross legged in a quiet room often depicted this way in cartoons, tv, the media and films. Although meditation can be part of the mindfulness practice and has many positive effects on people that participate 20-30 minutes a day it isn’t the only thing you can do.