As we learn about what is mindfulness last week, we will now learn about what benefits mindfulness bring.

First, mindfulness allows you to be more aware, reduces stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. It improves the heart rate variability (HRV), which is a measure of the body’s ability to manage the physiological stress response. Practicing mindfulness in your daily life has been proven to boost the immune system, improve concentration and give more energy. Moreover, it improve the relationship and work lifestyle, and increase creativity.

In addition, it simulate brain areas responsible for stress-coping, achieve a sense of inner peace, respond in a calmer manner to people and situations, and may eventually prolong life and wellbeing.

‘Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction Program.