About Mindfulness


Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.

 By not worrying so much about the past or feeling so anxious about what the future may bring, we can experience more pleasure, joy and happiness, moment by moment. Over time, this can contribute to a sense of empowerment by recognising we can make more choices about how to live life more fully. This can support the development of better relationships, stability in life and an increased sense of wellbeing, whoever you are. 

How to Begin

 Begin right now.

Sit back a little from your screen and soften your gaze if you can.

Bring your awareness to your feet. Be curious, how do they feel right now? Are they planted on the floor or somewhere else?

You may wish to adjust slightly so that you can feel the ground beneath you. Pause for a few moments as you sense into their temperature, the sensations of pressure or touching the ground, the feeling of your socks, shoes or air against the skin.

Notice if your mind wanders off to thoughts, which is perfectly natural. Every time this happens, bring your attention back to your feet, with an attitude of kindness and curiosity.

Simply “be” with these experiences, accepting whatever arises for you in this moment, right now.

When you are ready, lift your eyes, perhaps have a stretch and check in with how you’re feeling, before going back to whatever you were doing, with awareness.

BAMBA is the primary professional body of mindfulness teachers in the UK. Find a teacher.

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