What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a practice where an individual trains the mind to realize some benefit or to simply acknowledge their emotions without becoming identified with that content, or to react to it.

There are a broad variety of mindfulness practices that include techniques designed to promote relaxation, build a better sense of one’s feelings without reacting to them, and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of mindfulness aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy a sense of well-being while engaging in an activity such as yoga or movement.