What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. Mindfulness is a non-religious, non-dogmatic practice with roots that can be tied to Eastern contemplative practice. Today, mindfulness is practiced by people all around the world, with many diverse languages, cultures and spiritual beliefs. Mindfulness is a very simple practice. The work of the practice is to bring our attention to the present moment.
Research has shown that regular, formal mindfulness practice develops the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and positively impacts functions such as regulating emotions, decision making, and empathy.
Every Monday after the bell, we’ll be starting our class with a mindfulness practice. We will follow the Calm audio meditations. We will start with the Intro session for kids 10-13 years old. The audio sessions will walk us all the way through the practice, starting with an introduction to what mindfulness is and then into a first practice.
*The above content is from Calm Classrooms Initiative