Mindfulness is a way of being present to our moment-by-moment experience, with an attitude of acceptance, curiosity and kindness. Mindfulness practice helps us to see more clearly the patterns of the mind and teaches us to engage with the present moment, rather than being caught up in thoughts about the past or the future. Mindfulness is a skill that we can develop which allows us to approach and observe our thoughts, physical sensations, experiences and feelings without being taken over or absorbed by them.
This practice can become a powerful tool to improve our quality of life; by being more aware of our thoughts, physical sensations and emotions it means we have greater choice and we no longer need to habitually react or constantly be stuck in ‘automatic pilot mode’. Watch the explanation of Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast (You Tube clip).
Through mindfulness we can learn to:
Develop ways to prevent stress getting the better of us
Instead of being in ‘automatic pilot’ mode, we can enjoy life more
Make more rational and wise choices when life gets more challenging
Develop a greater sense of perspective and inner calm, peace and contentment
Become more aware of ourselves, our bodies, our thoughts and mind
Notice repetitive and habitual thought patterns and disengage from them
Improve our self-worth and self-esteem
Be less self-critical, judgemental and reduce the inner turmoil with ourselves
About our next Mindfulness Course
The next 6 week introduction to Mindfulness will start when we have sufficient interest, please email Cate if you would like to join a course. For more information about the 6 week mindfulness course with Helensburgh Yoga please click here. You must pre-book for this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do this and arrange to pay a deposit.
Click here to see what some of our past course participants said.
If you are interested in attending a mindfulness course at Helensburgh Yoga but want to talk further please contact Cate on 07444 980939 or email email@example.com