What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. It is a way of being aware of our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations without getting caught up in them. Mindfulness can be practised through meditation, yoga, or simply by taking a few moments each day to focus on our breath.

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been shown to have a number of benefits for both physical and mental health. It can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve sleep, boost the immune system, and increase pain tolerance. It can also help us to better manage our emotions, make better decisions, and be more present in our relationships.

How to Practice Mindfulness

There are many different ways to practice, here are a few simple exercises to get you started:

  • Mindful breathing: Sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breath. Notice the rise and fall of your chest and belly as you breathe in and out. Don’t try to change your breath in any way, just observe it as it is.
  • Body scan: Bring your attention to different parts of your body, starting with your toes and working your way up to your head. Notice any sensations you feel, without judgment.
  • Mindful walking: Take a walk outside and focus on the sensations of your feet touching the ground. Notice the sights, sounds, and smells around you.
  • Mindful eating: Take a few minutes to appreciate your food before you eat it. Notice the colours, textures, and smells. Slowly eat each bite, savouring the taste.

The 4 P’s of Mindfulness

The 4 P’s of mindfulness are positivity, prosperity, peace, and productivity. When we practice mindfulness, we can cultivate these qualities in our lives.

  • Positivity: Mindfulness helps us to focus on the good things in our lives, even when things are tough.
  • Prosperity: Mindfulness can help us to create a more prosperous life by helping us to make better decisions and set goals.
  • Peace: Mindfulness can help us to find peace in our lives by helping us to let go of negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Productivity: Mindfulness can help us to be more productive by helping us to focus our attention and avoid distractions.


Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can have a positive impact on our lives. It is a skill that can be learned and developed with practice. If you are interested in learning more about there are many resources available here and if you are interested in learning how to become a mindfulness teacher there is a training opportunity here.