Wisdom & Mindfulness practices enhance our ability accept reality in a more inclusive and authentic way and flow with heightened presence in each moment. Discover new opportunities that stimulate growth of the integrated self.
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Meditation is commonly described as a training of mental attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habitual thinking, and reveals the nature of reality. Through the ancient practice of Meditation one is able to gain a higher state of awareness of the self and our relationship with the world occurring around us. It is a tool to enhance our natural ability to be more fully alive and present for the richness of each moment of our lives.
Mindfulness is based on intentionally maintaining heightened awareness of internal experiences and the reality occurring around us, non-judgmentally and compassionately. It is shifting away from automatic states where we are distracted and dwelling on the past or future. Instead, it is opening our mind to observe and accept reality in a more inclusive and authentic way. It is intrinsically flowing with daily activities and interactions with heightened connection to the present moment.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong practice involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others.
Visualization is the cognitive process of purposefully generating visual mental imagery, with eyes open or closed, simulating or recreating visual perception, in order to maintain, inspect, and transform those images. It often involves consequently observing associated emotions or feelings, with intent to experience a subsequent beneficial physiological, psychological, or social effect, such as expediting the healing of wounds to the body, minimizing physical pain or alleviating psychological pain including anxiety, sadness, and low mood, improving self-esteem or self-confidence, and enhancing the capacity to cope when interacting with others.
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