Mindfulness and colour therapy
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the simple art of ‘being alive and present in the current moment’ or in the words of John Kabat Zinn 2017
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Far too often we spend our lives rushing around multitasking and living our lives on autopilot mode without seeing what is in front of us. Due to this, we miss all the precious not so stressful moments of life and tend to only see the negatives.
Mindfulness does originate from Buddhism, but it is not exclusively a cultural, religious or Buddhist practice. You can undertake mindfulness literally anywhere and everywhere by simply putting all your focus into a task, whether this be meditating or even playing music or sport.
Complete undivided focus is all that is required to distract otherwise worrying or troubling thoughts and to promote a peaceful state of mind. Finding that focus however is difficult for most people in modern life. Varied scientific claims state that an average attention span per individual can be anything from just 9- 15 seconds!
Given this information it is hardly surprising that research now indicates that becoming more mindful can impact positively upon wellbeing, health, mental health and learning.
At MindAlive mindfulness meditations can focus on literally anything from observing your breath or investigating sensations inside your body, to focusing on sounds, smells and sensations outside our bodies or even the sense of touch, movement or sight. The idea is to find a practise which works for you, and to introduce you to lots of short enjoyable meditations to help you reduce stress, increase happiness and give you a break from constant or troubling thoughts.
What is colour therapy?
Colour breathing is a technique used in colour therapy to rebalance energy blockages which occur when energy is not flowing around your body and causing dis-ease, illness and tension.
Every colour has a vibrational wave length which is able to heal your body. Whether aware of it or not, we spend our lives reacting to colour positively and negatively.
Colour therapy embraces the vibrational energy of colour to clear energy blockages within your body and uses the chakra system also used in Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Reflexology and many of the other alternative therapies and holistic health treatments available today.
By focusing on Chakra points within the body and visualising colour, colour breathing can have the same powerful effect of energizing or relaxing the body as other alternative therapies yet with no contact required, just the power of the participants mind!