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Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
"Sit with your hands resting in your lap or on your knees, keeping your back straight. Your neck should be relaxed, with your chin slightly tucked in. [..] Take five deep breaths, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. On the last exhalation, allow your eyes to close. Slowly settle into your body" (Puddicombe, 2013, para. 5).
This is the beginning of mindfulness meditation, a basic script written by Andy Puddicombe, a Buddhist monk and co-creator of a revolutionary meditation app called Headspace. Many question meditation and many do not know what meditation is, especially mindfulness meditation. In the beginning of his documentary "The Mindfulness Movie," Paul Harrison asks strangers in the street if they know what mindfulness is or what mindfulness meditation …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the benefits of mindfulness meditation, a basic script written by andy puddicombe.
  • Explains the importance of mindfulness meditation in western culture. buddha guatama practiced meditation and came to what is known as "the four noble truth."
  • Explains that mindfulness meditation helps individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress to achieve a self that is emotionally stable and confident.
  • Explains that mindfulness meditation is a popular form of meditation, available in local programs and accessible through applications on our phones. andy puddicombe and rich pierson created headspace.
  • Explains that mindfulness meditation has brought awareness and attention to the world around us, mending the mental health of individuals suffering from mental illness, mood disorders, and everyday people with lots of stress.

Over twenty-five hundred years ago, Buddha Guatama practiced meditation and came to what is known as “The Four Noble Truth,” an important principle in Buddhism (Elder, 2010). This principle informs the reader of what suffering is and how affect is. This is a great example of how valuable meditation is- on the very first session ever recorded, the awareness that came from it would later be the foundation of a new religion. This proves how powerful meditation can be. Furthermore, some form of meditation can be found in various religions. Although the styles, techniques, and ideology behind the meditation can vary per religion, personal transformation is the key goal (Modi, Singh, 2012). Today, in Western society, mindful meditation (a form of meditation) has grown in popularity, used for relaxation and to help treat those who suffer from mental illness’ and mood disorders. Viewed as alternative medicine for the mind and soul, it is beneficial for our emotional and mental

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