Mindfulness - A Way of Living - Specialty Group

Mindfulness Specialty Group

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To find breathing space in a fast-paced, multi-tasking oriented work environment that is activity and achievement focused is a challenge. Mindfulness allows us to just be, focus, relax, de-stress, re-energize and nurture our body and mind. There are a variety of mindfulness practices, such as mindful breathing, meditation, gentle body movements, yoga or other.

Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart and mind) without judgement and self-critique in the present moment. Evidence-based research has shown that mindfulness provides significant emotional, cognitive, and body-based benefits, such as relaxation, improved learning and performance, kindness, and promotes health and well-being. Importantly, it also enhances our presence and awareness of the environment, deepening our relation to soils, water, crops, food, nature, life and the planet as well as ourselves, others and humanity.

The Mindfulness Specialty Group aims to integrate mindfulness into the fabric of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and our professional and personal lives through mindfulness practice, explore mindfulness as a life skill, and share our experiences.