Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist practices. Buddhists believe in the importance of meditation to calm the mind. Our internal thoughts create our own suffering and it is up to each individual to find the release in order to keep our bodies in a healthy state.
While meditating all our attention is focused on the flow of the breath in and out. Focusing our attention permits us to experience our thoughts and emotions without reacting or judging.
A breath focused meditation lets the mind settle into a quiet state where we find balance and acceptance. With awareness we are able to direct our attention to fully experience the moment and it doesn’t require that we sit with our legs crossed and eyes closed. The beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practiced anywhere, anytime.