A key cause of stress is our thinking. We are often caught up in thoughts of the future and what may happen, or thoughts of the past and what did or didn’t happen. The way out of the stress loop is into the present, to the current reality and the wisdom available when we are calm and centred.
Mindful practices offer us a chance to drop out of the busy-ness of thought, to calm the body and the nervous system and connect to a deeper place in our being.
Using the breath to focus, we centre our attention in the body. We become centred.