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.
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 [...]
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: [...]
“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 [...]