Simple Ways to Find a Daily Moment of Mindfulness
If you’ve ever felt the need to de-stress, refocus, or reenergize in the middle of your day, practicing Mindfulness may help. Mindfulness, a form of meditation, involves “being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment…without interpretation.”
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – a National Institute of Health agency which conducts and supports research on complementary health products and practices – both the general public and scientific community have demonstrated a growing interest in meditation practices such as Mindfulness Meditation.
These practices can help to support individual wellness in a number of ways, including improved quality of life and a reduction of psychological stress. Though meditation has been used for centuries to help promote calmness of mind and relaxation, more recent research suggests that specific and measurable biological changes occur during meditative practice that may potentially impact both physical and mental health. Meditation can take many forms; from simple breathing exercises to repeating a mantra.