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Why practice mindfulness?

Practice mindfulness to relax, to be calm & clear, to quiet the mental chatter, to improve concentration & focus, to increase emotional stability, to know yourself better, to live a deeper & richer life.

From my personal experience, all of these are possible with practice.

What is mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness is a way to practice focusing your attention on something happening right now.
Why would you want to do that?
Most of us are great at focusing our attention on what has happened in the past and what we want to happen in the future. We sit in the park, remembering yesterday and planning for tomorrow, our body in the park our mind somewhere else.

 

Most of us are not great at focusing on what is happening right now. We miss the tress and the flowers. We miss each other, the smiles the expressions, the sharing of life. We’re out of the habit of focusing on what’s right in front of us. On what’s happening in the present.

 

Why is the present important?
We live in the present, in the here and now, and not in the past or the future. We think about the past and the future. We live in the present. The present is where we actually live our lives, whether we’re paying attention to it or not.

 

What happens when we focus so much on the past and future?
We spend a lot of time thinking about living versus paying attention to actually living. We miss important moments, time seems to fly by with out us noticing, we don’t engage deeply with our loved ones, our children, our families, our colleagues… we miss a lot. All those moments we so carefully planed go by in a flash. Where did my life go?

 

Mindfulness helps us focus our attention on the present, on our lives, where things are happening, where the juice is… we’re engaged with life in a much deeper way.

 

And it turns out, this is a very relaxing way to live. 

 

I share a non-religious form of mindfulness that includes quick tools and easy practices tailored to you and your lifestyle.

Email me: Elena at ElenaMariaFoucher.com

Courses, Private Sessions, Workshops & Corporate Trainings are here.

 

Want tools to help you practice mindfulness? Go here.

 

“Meditation isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are.” – Pema Chödrön, Tibetan Buddhist Nun, Author