Health and Mindfulness

The Mindfulness and Health Blog is a space to share science, ideas and practical experiences about how the practice of mindfulness relates to health (personal balance). The blog content is meant to be simple so it can be applied in real life – right here, right now. The blog is not intended to create back and forth responses, nor to give specific “right” answers, but rather to create conditions for people to practice and experience hands-on if what we offer works to improve their health.

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May 1, 2017

The Mindful Athlete: beyond training the muscles and technique

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
While it is a given that muscle training and technique are crucial to peak performance, recently more and more attention has been given to the impact mindfulness has on performance. The connection between the essence of mindfulness, the experience of flow, and peak performance lies in maintaining a nonjudgmental present-moment [...]
The Mindful Athlete: beyond training the muscles and technique
Apr 1, 2017

Mindfulness of Emotions Helps Coping with Chronic Conditions

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Improving quality of life is one of the most important goals in health care, particularly in the treatment of chronic conditions. Emotions can play a critical role in the quality of life of individuals with chronic conditions. For example in individuals diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), one of [...]
Mindfulness of Emotions Helps Coping with Chronic Conditions
Mar 1, 2017

About a Mindful Provider

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
As a provider I have come to realize that the challenges and difficulties we face when dealing with the health care system are a given. It is only through profound listening and observation that we can recognize the moment for action, the opportunity for growth, the path that will allow [...]
About a Mindful Provider
Feb 1, 2017

The Power of Listening: Mindful Communication in Healthcare

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Often when we speak, we assume that the other person is intently listening to what we are saying. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Without truly listening, proper communication cannot take place. This breakdown in communication is particularly devastating within the context of medical care, when a person’s health [...]
The Power of Listening: Mindful Communication in Healthcare
Jan 1, 2017

Practicing Mindfulness: 15 Tips on Meditation Practice

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
We often go through life on autopilot, not really being present or aware of what is going on inside of our heads or in front of our eyes. Life just happens. We follow routines automatically, regardless of how damaging they may be, just like a robot. Through meditation we can [...]
Practicing Mindfulness: 15 Tips on Meditation Practice
Dec 22, 2016

Mindfulness and Flow: Being "In the Zone"

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
You are running. You hear nothing but the labor of your own breath and the pounding of your feet against the pavement. You are tired and thirsty, but you barely notice. Time ceases to exist; this moment stretches on infinitely. Your attention is focused solely on the task at hand: [...]
Mindfulness and Flow: Being
Dec 15, 2016

Health is a Balance

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
“Health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - World Health Organization (1). Traditionally, individuals are considered healthy if they are free from any disease or chronic illness. Despite this, the majority of those with chronic conditions rate [...]
Health is a Balance