“The stiller you are, the calmer life is.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.
What is mindfulness? Glad you asked! Because mindfulness matters, and it's something seriously lacking in today's stressful world.
Technically speaking, mindfulness is defined as:
(noun): 1. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Pretty profoundly effective for our brand of therapy. Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the very moment you're in. So often, our minds wander away to obsessive thoughts about future plans or past experiences, that we aren't fully engrossed in the moment happening right in front of our faces. We live in a culture of distraction. Cell phones going off all the time, work stressors that occupy our thoughts even when we're off the clock, worries that flood our mind when we're doing other activities. Even joyful activities can be sources of anxiety when we can't fully focus our thoughts on the present moment.
Anxiety thrives in that toxic mental environment.
Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) to the rescue! VST is designed to keep you in that mindful state during your session and beyond. By having you set an intention and focus on your breath or the sounds and vibrations from the bowls, you're allowing your mind to reset from the culture of distraction you're immersed in. The intention you set, the sounds and vibrations from the bowls, the relaxation you're experiencing ALL work together to enhance your state of mindfulness.
So you can take that out into the real world and live in the moment once again.