Mindful Bodywork, Movement, Stress Relief, and Meditation
Mindfulness is simply paying attention. Mindfulness meditation is a reinvention of Buddhist meditation which involves training your brain to be able to focus more efficiently. The widespread popularity of the mindfulness movement stems partly from an ever-growing mountain of evidence supporting the health benefits of this ancient technique. Many people use mindfulness to reduce stress. If you are attracted to it for that reason, please consider possible side effects of this practice. They can include lowered heart rate and blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, reduced pain and inflammation, as well as relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress. For myself, I felt not only mental and emotional benefits but also a tremendous increase in my effectiveness as a bodyworker and healer. This helped me to realize that mindfulness has potential to enhance the skills of any health practitioner. I believe it should be the foundation for any bodywork training.
How are Polarity Healthcare classes unique?
These classes are grounded in science, focused on the physical body, and freely integrate concepts and techniques from a variety of healing methods. Participants come away with a personal experience of skills that are practical and powerful.
Many Polarity Healthcare classes are oriented toward bodyworkers but classes like “Stress Busting 1” are geared toward both professionals and non-professionals of all ages and from all walks of life.
Mindfulness practice is not a quick-fix. It takes time and practice to achieve long lasting results. The good news is the results are cumulative and permanent. Brains of long-term meditators have structural differences and there are many on-going studies attempting to understand those differences. Meditators are less reactive, have fewer stress hormones circulating in their bodies and tend to be calmer.
If you are a massage therapist or healer, would your work benefit from the ability to stay focused without your thoughts drifting? How would that affect your clinical results? relationships? income? Imagine being less worried, more relaxed, and generally happier. Would that be good for business?