Understanding the basics of mindfulness
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Understanding the basics of mindfulness

36 views • Sep 21st, 2020

What is mindfulness? If you look up the word ‘mindfulness’ in the dictionary, you’ll find it defined as the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. And under the subtext Psychology, it is defined as a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them; the mental state maintained by the use of this technique.

In current times, mindfulness is also a term that a lot of you would have stumbled across while browsing the internet. And that is probably because mindfulness is said to be an effective tool or strategy to manage anxiety and stress which is something that all of us are dealing with on a daily basis.

The benefits of practising mindfulness are plenty, especially since it can help deal with a variety of physical and mental conditions. Dr Nimisha Rastogi, a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach with several decades of experiences shares reasons to adopt mindfulness as a lifestyle, the benefits and a few exercises. Here are some (edited) excerpts from the Instagram Live conversation that can be accessed directly on Instagram (click here); you can also choose to watch / listen to the conversation using the files shared below.

What exactly is mindfulness? Could you explain it to us?
If you try to understand mindfulness, you can say it’s a kind of a lifestyle for people who practice it. I discovered mindfulness around 13 years back in my career. And I have been grooming myself, practicing it. So that’s the reason I said if you really understand mindfulness in a deeper sense of living, then you will realize that it’s a very beautiful way of living...read | watch | listen

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