People’s health, well-being and happiness have become the focus of attention, which has been further enhanced in the last two years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The imprisonment put us in front of scenarios we would not have imagined before; from a meeting at home with the family or alone.
These moments of “change” generated different moments of stress and anxiety in people. This has been heard more and more over the months to meditate this helped to find new levels of balance.
According to Masaya Okamoto, an expert instructor in this practice, who has been doing it since the age of three, Attentiveness is a quality of consciousness that leads us to a state of well-being, calm, balance, health, harmony.
But what quality of consciousness? We can say that there are two main pillars: attention (at the moment), focusing on what we do and feel; and as a second pillar, health attitudes (with which we are connected at the moment).
Masaya, who currently works as a researcher and care instructor at the Institute of Welfare and Happiness Sciences at the University of Techmilenio, also said he has 12 healthy inner attitudes that accompany mindfulness practice and attention development (in attendance).
Some of them are: acceptance, patience, trust, gratitude, empathy, compassion and generosity.
On the other hand, mindfulness is also known as a state in which we strive to develop the ability to pay attention to the present moment with healthy attitudes, ensuring that we have a full focus on dealing with difficulties in life. In other words, this is life here and now in a balanced and virtuous way.
The inner peace that this practice can provide has a positive effect on our health. The benefits of meditation are varied and virtually everyone experiences them personally. Various experts point out that his practice allows us to find ourselves in a contemplative state, in which we connect the physical body with the mind and emotions.
Here are the reasons why practicing mindfulness can improve our relationships with ourselves and others.
Reduce levels of anxiety and pain
better sleep quality
More energy, better health habits
Building affective relationships
Acquiring the habit of practicing meditation requires perseverance, dedication and patience. “Mindfulness has the ability to help people balance their nervous system and reduce the production of cortisol, the substance responsible for causing stress, which manages to regulate emotions,” says Okamoto.
Some expert recommendations based on attention to the development of well-being are:
We accept both ourselves and others
do not judge anyone
Have patience, understanding and respect in all circumstances
Leave this or those that do not generate value for us
To be grateful to the people and the moments of our lives
Always sympathize with others
To be compassionate in a generous and humble way
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