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What is Mindfulness?

Updated: Sep 13, 2019


I found this great article by mindfulschools.org and I thought I would share!


Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity.


It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including reduction in stress, and improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and focus.


Why do people practice mindfulness?


Mindfulness can support and sustain you, by helping you manage the stress of today’s world. Mindfulness has been shown to have a positive impact on stress, attention, and even relationships. There is a ton of research on a range of benefits of mindfulness, including:Stress, reduction, boosts memory, focus, emotional reactivity, more cognitive flexibility, etc. Yet the benefits of mindfulness can take us beyond the terrain of managing symptoms to a place where we are developing our deeper human capacities for awareness, attention, empathy, kindness and compassion.


What is mindfulness in schools?


As educators - many of us are exploring mindfulness because we’re excited to share mindfulness with our students who are facing an increasingly complex and technology-based world. Research shows that in addition to benefits for adults, youth benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well being.


Inquire today on how Little Yogis can bring a Mindfulness Program to your school.

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