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Mindfulness practices are an effective way to reduce stress and improve well-being. Mindfulness meditation has been widely used as an effective way of dealing with health issues such as high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, etc., as well as for military training, drug abuse treatment, and other interventions. Pretty much you name it, mindfulness helps with it. If that's not enough, a recent study showed that regular mindfulness practice actually alters the expression of genes involved in immune system functioning, aging, stress response, and many others. Quite compelling, isn't it?

Well, as compelling as it is, I found that it's pretty hard to sustain a regular practice without a regular support group. How can I find time to meditate if I have all those deadlines hanging over me! I'm sure you've felt the same way if you've ever tried meditating regularly on your own.

As you may know, I took over as organizer of this meetup group ( Downtown Miami Mindfulness) in July 2016. I recently changed the group's name to Miami Center for Mindfulness with the purpose to make it a source of everything mindfulness in Miami. With the current popularity of mindfulness it is important to know what mindfulness is and how is different from other types of meditations, the science behind mindfulness (including changes in the brain )and how is meditation beneficial to our health. It is also important to know how to develop and maintain a personal practice. Sitting together and sharing experiences is a great  way to maintain a solid meditation practice. My intention is to organize group sittings, lectures, discussions , guest speakers and more. I appreciate you being a member of this group and look forward to sitting together

Absolutely all levels are welcome!


Juan

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