|We generally think of mindfulness as an idea that has been around for thousands of years, originally emerging out of Buddhist traditions. There is current research in the field of neuroscience showing that mindfulness might actually impact how our brains work, allowing the prefrontal cortex to have greater control over the amygdala, commonly referred to as the primal and reactionary lizard brain. These changes can have an impact on many aspects of human experience. Mindfulness meditation is paying attention to your experiences in a way that allows you to respond rather than react. It is a quality of inner-stillness that is always available, even when life circumstances feel out of control and chaotic. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your wellness routine. Develop and strengthen your mind, increase your ability to focus, recognize and manage your emotions, make better decisions, and have more empathy in your relationships. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and journal to class. A light blanket and/or pillow are also recommended for comfort. No class over spring break.
Instructor: Robin Lopez, LCSW