What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness allows you to be fully present, aware of where you are, what you’re experiencing in the present time moment. During mindfulness you actively observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance – without judging them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening your experience.
Breathing mindfully allows us to voluntarily activate our brain in ways that calm the body. It can vastly improve a child’s wellbeing and should be practiced regularly to make its effects more powerful. It’s like exercising any muscle; the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes. Low and slow mindful breathing is a powerful tool to calm the heart and mind right before something challenging or before sleep.