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Mindful in May

be. Little Book of Mindfulness — Posted 22/04/15

The Mindful in May challenge helps you build a daily meditation practice, while providing clean water for people in need.

Mindful in May is a global campaign with two core missions: to teach you how mindfulness meditation can lead to more clarity, calm and happiness, and to bring clean and safe drinking water to those in need.

The 30-day challenge encourages you to practice mindfulness meditation each day. Over the month, you will learn skills that can lead to reduced stress, improved physical and mental wellbeing, enhanced mental performance, and increased happiness.

Beyond these personal benefits, the campaign also has a positive humanitarian impact. The money raised by participants and their sponsors goes towards providing clean water for communities in the developing world.

One in six people on our planet lives without clean water, and every 20 seconds one child dies from a disease caused by lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. This year, Mindful in May has a goal of $600,000 for projects that will help address this global crisis.   

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the art of really being in the present moment, by bringing your full attention to your body, your breath, your surroundings and your sensations. Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool that can help your mind to become more clear, focused and effective. When practiced regularly, it can make you happier, calmer, more creative, and better equipped to handle the demands of your busy life.   

Research shows that the regular practice of mindfulness meditation can lead to:

• Reduced stress and its impact on the body and mind

• Structural changes in the brain associated with enhanced mental performance

• Improved physical and mental well being

• Increased happiness

• Enhanced immune function

• A reduction in depressive relapses and anxiety

Why sign up for Mindful in May?

When you register for Mindful in May, you will receive daily guidance, motivation and coaching to help you build a habit of mindfulness over the 30 days of the challenge. This includes:

• Guided meditation mp3 downloads

• Video interviews with global mindfulness leaders

• A meditation journal

• Inspiring articles, links and quotes

• Healthy recipes to support your wellness and help you practise mindful eating

GIVEAWAY: We have 5 registrations to Mindful in May to give away

To enter, email social.media@medibank.com.au by 10am Tuesday 28th April and tell us why you want to meditate. Good luck!

Find out more about Mindful in May at mindfulinmay.org 

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