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Mindfulness resources

Lifestyle — Posted 04/05/14

Take a moment each day to connect with yourself and the present moment and experience a wealth of wellbeing benefits.

Mindfulness meditation – a practice of bringing your full attention to the present moment in an open, non-judgmental way – can be a powerful wellbeing tool, helping to enhance many aspects of our lives. When practiced regularly, it can help us to become more calm, clear and focused, with greater resilience to the pressures and demands of our busy worlds.

There is evidence to suggest that mindfulness practice can lead to:

• Improved physical and mental well being

• Reduced stress and its negative impact on the body and mind

• Reduced genetic ageing through its protective impact on gene expression and degeneration

• Increased happiness

• Enhanced immune function

• Structural changes in the brain associated with enhanced mental performance

Mindfulness articles and resources

All you need is a few minutes a day to get started on your mindfulness practice. To help you discover how this approach can improve your wellbeing, we've collected some of our articles relating to different aspects of mindfulness and meditation:

Eyes closed silence: the art of combating stress

Mindful eating

Practice makes perfect

Mindfulness through photography

7 serene places to meditate while travelling

Claire Bowditch on mindfulness

Interview with meditation teacher Tom Cronin

Seeking quiet

Bringing mindfulness to your job

Mindfulness training for groups

Calm: No Matter What

Mindfulness in tennis

A weekend of discovery

Mindful in May

Mindful in May is a global campaign that encourages daily meditation practice, while raising money to provide clean water wells in the developing world. It's a wonderful opportunity to delve into mindfulness and see how it can benefit you and work within your daily life. It’s not too late to sign up now, and make a difference to yourself and to others.

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