mindfulness

“Somehow the meditator’s attention has to penetrate the chaotic surface activity of the mind, pass through all the layers of subtle thought, and at last arrive at silence.

Instead of subduing a drunken monkey, the appropriate metaphor is much more subtle: Meditation is like creeping through a herd of sleeping elephants without waking them up.” – unknown

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Mindfulness meditation aids in lowering blood pressure, improves immune system and brain function and minimizes pain sensitivity. It can improve mood and reduce distractive thoughts and behaviors.

Mindfulness meditation is defined as “the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment.” The components through which mindfulness meditation exerts its effects: regulation of attention, body awareness, self-awareness and regulation of emotion.

Participation in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is associated with changes in gray matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotional regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking.

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