Mindfulness is a Game-changer
When I first started actively engaging in mindfulness practices, I was dealing with a significant amount of overwhelm and stress. I was in my early 20's, trying to launch my career, and create a stable living environment for myself. I was engaging in all of the things that I thought I was supposed to do to be considered successful.
What I wasn't doing, however, was listening to my mind and my body as they screamed at me to stop and take a breath. I rushed through each moment of each day in a haze of to-do lists and tasks that required my attention. I felt like this was effective for awhile, I felt like I was making progress, until my body forced me to stop and revaluate everything.
In my quest to be successful, I didn't realize that I was trying to live by everyone else's standards, and in the process I was destroying my mental and physical well being. I reached a breaking point, something had to change. It wasn't easy to just stop and reflect, I felt like I was wasting time. When I stopped telling myself that I had to keep moving, though, I realized that I wasn't actually living, I was just existing. I didn't want that to be my life. I wanted to be present and connected to myself and the life I was building. This is where mindfulness came in. When I engaged in mindfulness for the first time, I realized that I was no longer feeling the chronic bite of overwhelm, I was able to fully connect to what I was feeling, and reach a deeper meditative state than I ever had before. For the first time in my adult life, I felt whole, connected, and in alignment with the life that I wanted to live.
This is the gift that I want to share with you.
Is this class for me?
Everyone can benefit from mindfulness! Those that see the most profound impact, however, are those that struggle with the impact of anxiety, depression, and high levels of stress. Engaging in mindfulness is also a fantastic starting place for building a meditation practice. The goal of this class is to guide those who are ready to make changes to their daily routine that facilitate living a more authentic and connected life.