Rush to work. Meet that deadline. Run errands. Get the family fed. Watch hockey practice, then basketball practice, then dance lessons. Clean up the yard. Fold the laundry. Finish a presentation. Workout. Pack tomorrow's lunch.
Women today are always doing. Always running. Always striving to be better, find more, accomplish this or that.
Always doing makes us forget. It makes us forget we cannot change the past. It makes us forget we have a very limited control of the future. It makes us forget we are not our work, the deadline, the laundry, our physical appearance. Being so wrapped up in "doing" results in depression, "burn-out", eating disorders, anxiety, feelings of low self-worth.
For thousands years people have been practicing mindfulness. Now, mindfulness has made it into mainstream practice in the United States due to the well documented research results that prove a multitude of health and wellness benefits. But what is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is awareness, focus, observation, quiet, experiencing the present moment. It is the here and now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now. It looks past the layers of appearance, thoughts, emotions, experiences, and reveals the true self. The self that is never changing and always knows what is right. Mindfulness is compassion. The compassion to know you are perfect.
Andrea Krejci Paradis, a well-known local yoga instructor, certified personal trainer and life coach shares, “I’m here to tell you that you can experience this! You can experience the present moment and find freedom with mindfulness. Even 5 mindful-minutes a day will boost happiness and wellbeing.”
Uncover the benefits of mindfulness in "Mindfully Move with Yoga". The chair yoga practice session during the Women’s Health Conference is for all-levels and gently explores range of motion, comfort in discomfort, and the true nature of thoughts. No special clothing, equipment, or knowledge of yoga is necessary.
Join Andrea Krejci Paradis’s mindful practice during the Women’s Health Conference on May 18, 2015 in Fargo. Register for $45 at http://www.womens-health-conference.com/ #WHCFargo