Mindfulness meditation

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Mindfulness meditation is the process of accomplishing mindfulness through the practice of meditation.[1] Its purpose is to become aware of what is currently happening around the practitioner as opposed to focusing on something different than the present.[2] Mindfulness meditation is also used along with body awareness and yoga as a method for mindfulness-based stress reduction.[3][4] A study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 suggests that mindfulness meditation reduces anxiety, depression, and pain.[5]

Mindfulness meditation can be performed through a series of different techniques and focuses on feelings rather than thinking.[6][7][8] It does not require special circumstances and can be accomplished with breathing techniques.[9] Beginning with body relaxation, the mind is directed towards deeper feelings in the heart, with the hopes of letting go of mental attachments and worries.[10][11][12]

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  1. ^ Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2009). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life. Hachette Books. ISBN 9781401394677. 
  2. ^ Wgela, Karen Kissel (19 January 2010). "How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation". Psychology Today. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Kabat-Zinn, J (2013). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Bantam Dell. ISBN 978-0-345-53972-4. 
  4. ^ Creswell J.D. (2016). "Mindfulness Interventions". Annual Review of Psychology. 68. 
  5. ^ Goyal, Madhav; Singh, Sonal; Sibinga, Erica M.S. (March 2014). "Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being". JAMA Internal Medicine. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Inside Tai Chi, Chapter 8 Heartfulness and Freedom Through T'ai Chi" (PDF). www.ymaa.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Kwee, G. T. Maurits (2016). "Karma, Rebirth and Heartfulness: The Buddha as Psychologist and Therapist" (PDF). Buddhism and Mindfulness. VIII (1). Retrieved 8 January 2017. ...The result is a guideline on attaining awakening by heartfulness which is the red thread in this article. 
  8. ^ "Experience Heartfulness". en.heartfulness.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  9. ^ Santas, Dana (8 January 2017). "Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing". CNN. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Heartfulness, Sahaj Marg Meditation "Experience Heartfulness"". en.heartfulness.org. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Heartfulness Meditation: The Seven Steps, by Bruce Davis". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Assisi Retreats "Heartfulness meditation step by step" Davis". www.assisiretreats.org. Retrieved 8 January 2017.