It is a form of meditation that urges practitioners to remain aware and present at the moment. A form of mindfulness is involved in most kinds of meditation.
Breath awareness encourages practitioners to be aware of their breathing, while progressive relaxation draws attention to areas of tension in the body.
Research has found that mindfulness can:
- Reduce fixation on negative emotions
- Improve focus
- Improve memory
- Lessen impulsive, emotional reactions
- Improve relationship satisfaction