Mindfulness at Anahata Yoga Centre
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of being, a heightened state of awareness which allows us to experience the present moment fully and completely.
How can we learn to be mindful? Mindfulness can be practised during sitting meditation, whilst walking, during simple activities that we partake in daily, eating, working, listening and engaging in our day to day lives.
What does Mindfulness do for us?
Mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety, help us manage challenging life situations, improve our productivity, improve our quality of sleep and enhance our relationships, mindfulness develops a strong, stable and peaceful mind.
Who can become mindful? With practise and patience all beings have the potential to experience a greater level of awareness and peace.
How can I practise mindfulness at Anahata?
At Anahata, experienced teachers offer classes, courses, workshops, retreats and one-on-one sessions, all designed to educate, support and deepen the mindful journey. We will also be offering downloads to make it easier to continue your home practise. Whether you are a beginner or a long term practitioner mindfulness meditation will be available to you.
How does compassion fit in to mindful meditation?
The mind of compassion grows from a mindful practise, using mindful meditations we learn to experience present moment awareness, acceptance of what is and the skill of letting go. When the mind is able to let go of arising thought and move its focus and attention back to the breath, it becomes possible to develop the mind and heart of compassion. Compassion for ourselves, those we love, the wider community and world. This mind is rooted deep in the Buddhist teaching of Metta Bhavan or loving kindness. This is considered the most important of minds to cultivate. From a place of compassion we can live in the experience of peace and love. With compassion our lives are richer, happier and healthier.
Why not try our upcoming 4 week mindfulness course (starting October 2019) to learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation?