Mindfulness is a universal gift and it holds the key to restoring your spirit
You are more than a body. You are a spirit wearing a body. Your spirit needs refreshment, renewal, regeneration, and restoration on a regular basis. A lot of people never give their spirits what their spirits need.
Your spirit needs to focus within – to experience gratitude and solitude – to connect with elemental energies and animals – to get beyond the moment and go into a place of timelessness.
How do you do that? It might be easier than you think.
What is mindfulness exactly?
You’ve probably heard of mindfulness before, but what is it exactly? Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings without judgment. This form of ancient healing practice has only recently become popular among gurus, but the benefits of mindfulness are well-documented and backed by science. In fact, mindfulness can bring you some incredible health benefits that you may not be aware of. Let’s take a look at three of the most surprising health benefits of mindfulness.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. That means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without getting caught up in them. It sounds simple enough, but in reality, it can be quite difficult to do—which is why mindfulness is best thought of as a practice. The more you focus on the present moment, the easier it becomes to let go of distractions and live in the moment.
Benefits of Mindfulness
There are countless benefits to incorporating mindfulness into your life. Studies have shown that mindfulness can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, boost immunity, and even increase lifespan. Additionally, mindfulness has been shown to improve mental clarity and focus while also reducing negative emotions such as anger and anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! If you’re looking for a way to improve your overall health and well-being, mindfulness is definitely worth exploring.
1. Mindfulness Can Reduce Stress Levels
If you’re always feeling stressed out, mindfulness may be able to help. A study conducted by Harvard Medical School found that people who participated in an eight-week mindfulness program had significantly lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who didn’t participate in the program. Furthermore, another study found that mindfulness can help reduce stress in caregivers of dementia patients. It also helps harmonize the energy centers of the body.
2. Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sleep Quality
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, mindfulness may be able to help. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that people who participated in a mindful meditation program had significantly better sleep quality than those who didn’t participate in the program. Furthermore, another study found that mindfulness can help reduce insomnia.
3. Mindfulness Can Boost Your Immune System
If you’re looking for a way to boost your immune system, mindfulness may be it. A study conducted by Stanford University found that people who participated in a mindful meditation program had significantly higher levels of antibodies than those who didn’t participate in the program. Antibodies are important because they help fight off infection and disease. Furthermore, another study found that mindfulness can help reduce the risk of developing colds and flu.
How to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life
Now that you know a little bit more about mindfulness and its many benefits, you’re probably wondering how you can start being more mindful in your own life. The good news is that there are many small things you can do to start living more mindfully today. For example, the next time you’re eating a meal, take the time to really taste your food and savor each bite. Or when you’re out for a walk, pay attention to the sights and sounds around you instead of letting your mind wander. You can even try practicing meditation for a few minutes each day—there are plenty of great apps out there that can help get you started.
5 mindfulness trainings
Here are 5 suggestions you should be able to incorporate into your daily routine right away if you choose:
1. When you get up in the morning do some deliberate deep slow breathing while you remind yourself of something very positive about your life or the upcoming day.
2. When you hold your first cup of coffee or tea, pause and really look at it. Smell it. Appreciate it. Give thanks for all the wonderful refreshing things that are yours.
3. When you leave your house, stop and look around and make note of the trees, and the sky and send out some love to the world you live in.
4. At different times during the day, and especially at stressful times, just stop whatever you are doing and do nothing while you look at something pleasant. Notice the colors or the textures or details of whatever you are looking at.
5. Make a gratitude list and read it over right before you go to bed each night.
These are all suggestions for the practice of mindfulness – being fully present in the moment. Set your imagination free to discover other ways to bring moments of mindfulness and peacefulness into your day. Only you can create the sacred moments that make up your life.
Put enough sacred moments together (and maybe some energy healing music), and you will become a renewed and peaceful person.
If you’re not familiar with mindfulness, it’s understandable—the concept can be a bit elusive at first glance. It’s, in a way like Reiki, at first it seems nonsensical, but once you experience it, it’s simply unmistakable.
Once you understand what it is and how it can benefit your health, it’s easy to see why so many people are interested in incorporating mindfulness into their lives. And the good news is that it’s easy to get started! By making small changes in your daily routine and taking the time to pay attention to the present moment, you can start reaping the rewards of mindfulness today.
If you are following me so far you can understand why mindfulness is a superpower.
Keep repeating it like a stoic mantra of your own. It’s an ancient practice that is backed by science and it just might be what you need. The benefits only accumulate the more you do it.
As you can see, there are many surprising health benefits associated with mindfulness. If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress levels, improve your sleep quality, or boost your immune system, then consider giving mindfulness a try.