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An Introduction to Mindfulness through Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation
International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society
Short Title: International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2018
Pages: 11 - 20
Sources ID: 85941
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Mindfulness is everywhere these days. While the contemplative practice has its roots in several of the world's major belief systems, subscribing to any particular religion or philosophy is not required to experience mindfulness. We live in a time where we can be present for so many moments we once could not, yet, what about the moments unfolding right in front of us? Have you ever been somewhere, while not really being there? Have you ever been doing something, while not really doing it? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Being mindful and living mindfully takes practice and training-it is not magical-it is just mental training; exercise for the mind. If you are the kind of person whose immediate reaction to mindfulness is an insistence that you cannot slow down or your mind works too quickly, you are precisely the kind of person who may benefit from mind-body techniques. Though being mindful in the real world is not always easy, even just getting a little better at it can benefit us in crucial ways. Several mindfulness techniques exist to help us get centered and be more present. In this article, you will learn about mindfulness and the three most popular mindfulness-based techniques: yoga, tai chi, and meditation.