There is one simple mindfulness exercise that really helps us become grounded and present, pulling us from anxious worry or ruminating thoughts. In this article I present the technique and the neuroscience behind it.
There is a famous Buddhist joke saying that if you have time to meditate, meditate 30 min per day, but if you do not have time, meditate 1h per day.
We will see here that there is actually some truth in that joke.
Creative thinking is an increasingly important skill in the work environment, especially since it differentiates us humans from artificial intelligence.
Do you remember the last time you had a creative “aha” moment? Was it when you were working hard on solving a problem, or was it more when you were relaxed, for example when you were having a walk or taking a shower?
Breathing is considered by most cultures as the key to life, since life starts by our first breath and ends with our last breath.
We breathe on average 20.000 times per day – how often do we pay attention to it; despite the impact our breath has on our minds?
This is the first guest blog from The NeuroMindfulness Institute, focusing on the management of fears, anxiety and stress during the pandemic.
It brings neuroscience and mindfulness together in a practical approach to well-being in these abnormal times.