Sky Blue Dreams

JANE GOVONI, BCH, CI


Mindfulness is being present in the present moment. Whatever you are doing that is exactly what you are paying attention to. Mindfulness is not always happy times and pleasure you can be mindful in pain, when you pay attention to what is happening the anxiety, fear and yes even pain will become less. Mindfulness allows you to be in control of your mind, actions and emotions. 


The Buddhist Monks are known for their ability to meditate and control their bodies, mind and spirit. The monks are often studied at the Waisman Center at the Wisconsin University, in Madison Wisconsin. In an old study Monks wrapped themselves in a wet towel and sat in a cave that was 50 degrees and were able to dry the towel. I have no  desire to dry towels in caves but being mindful, controlling my breath and using self-hypnosis I can eliminate chronic pain or a  bad mood. 


Mindfulness can be meditating in the forest but you can be mindful when you are listening to your favorite music, sinking into bed under a warm quilt on a winters night, soaking in a bubble bath or smelling a loaf of bread hot from the oven. Your senses help you become mindful of the moment.


Techniques you can start to practice right now! 

  • ​Start with your breath by closing the left nostril and inhale in through the right nostril and then change nostrils and close the right  inhale through the left and exhale though the right nostril.
  • Now imagine a rectangle as you inhale though your nose along the short side to the count of 4, hold the breath counting to 2, and then exhale the long side to 8 through your mouth. Inhale  on the short side to the count of 4, hold to 2 and exhale to the count of 8. 

I have conducted classes for adults and in a school. If you are interested in the next mindfulness class please contact me at jane@skybluedreams.net. 

Mindfulness

"Life doesn't get easier and more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient."

-Steve Maraboli