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How Mindfulness Reduces Pain

How Mindfulness Reduces Pain

 Mindfulness is a specific form of meditation that has been proven to reduce pain. Clinical trials have shown it to reduce chronic pain by 57%, and accomplished meditators can achieve even higher levels of pain relief. Other studies have shown that it does not use the...

8 Ways to be More Mindful at Work

8 Ways to be More Mindful at Work

 There are many ways to incorporate mindfulness throughout your work day, and you only need a few minutes at a time. Here are 8 ideas to get you started: 1. Take a moment when you wake up: Take 2 minutes to just notice your breath when you first wake up. We release...

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

There is a difference between alertness and awareness. Alertness is a state of being ready to react immediately to a stimulus. It activates the sympathetic nervous system, which prepares for a quick response. The body becomes ready to run or fight, but also to think...

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

by Elmo Shade CONTACT- Breath, Body, Sounds, 5 Senses The formal training of mindfulness takes place on the meditation cushion by re-directing the wandering attention. Breath and body awareness is the best place to start. By re-directing attention from the thinking...