How mindfulness reduces stress

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Even though mindfulness is so much more then relaxation, being the observer of our bodies and breath in particular is known to activate the parasympathetic wing of our automatic nervous system….in other words the rest, relax and digest bit. Mindfulness though offers way way more then just relaxation it gets to the root of stress: what we do unconsciously that creates stress in our lives, what we add to something that makes it even more stressful and distressing. How our beliefs , perceptions and relationship to what we are thinking and feeling can cause stress. We get to see all of this unfolding in a kind non judgmental way that allows us choice to transform it when we see how much we suffer.

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