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I’ve Been Doing Mindfulness for a While Now. Why Am I Still Fighting to “Get There” Sometimes?

Sometimes we come to a mindfulness session with some expectations or preconceptions of how it should go: “I should feel more relaxed, more peaceful.” “My mind should get quieter and calmer.” In other words, we want to be “there” – more relaxed, more peaceful, more calm. But right now, we feel that we are “here”Continue reading “I’ve Been Doing Mindfulness for a While Now. Why Am I Still Fighting to “Get There” Sometimes?”

How Does Mindfulness Work?

Mindfulness works on a number of levels: On a physiological level, mindfulness practice activates the relaxation response. The relaxation response means your heart rate drops, breathing slows down, blood pressure drops, and you feel calmer and more relaxed. In other words, this is activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “restContinue reading “How Does Mindfulness Work?”

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