What we're about
This is a group for anyone interested in mindfulness, meditation and gentle yoga movements whilst meditating.
Mindfulness is a basic human quality and involves learning to focus and pay wise attention to what’s going on inside your mind and body, and in the outside world.
Our minds are easily distracted, often unhelpfully going over past events in our head and trying to anticipate the future. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing more clearly whatever is happening in our lives. Paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and sensations in the body may not sound like a very helpful thing to do, but research consistently shows that learning to do this in a particular way can have a measurably positive impact on our lives.
Mindfulness will not eliminate life's pressures, but it can help each of us to respond in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, our body and our head. It helps us to recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. To notice our typical reactions to life's events, and make better choices about how we respond. To feel more in control and have a greater sense of connection to our life.
In particular students often notice...
• Calmer mind with less thoughts
• Sleep better and going to sleep faster
• Worry less about future or past events
• Manage pain in a different way
Mindfulness is a practice, and provides us with a scientifically researched, systematic approach to cultivating clarity, insight and understanding.
The venue for our first meetup is Monte na Luz retreat centre, a few km north of Loule. http://montenaluz.org (http://montenaluz.org/)
For more information please contact:
T: 968 837 136 | 927 330 204
Looking forward to establishing this mindfulness group with everybody.