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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being fully present at the moment, observing our experience without judgment. Mindfulness is an English translation of the Pali word Sati, which means awareness, attention, and remembering.

While mindfulness and meditation have roots in various ancient cultures, their origins can be traced back to ancient African civilizations. African tribes practiced meditation and mindfulness, utilizing deep breathing, rhythmic movements, and connection to nature to achieve inner calm and spiritual awakening. These practices gradually spread worldwide, evolving into diverse traditions and techniques widely embraced today.

At Planet Mindfulness, we embrace a rich tapestry of ancient techniques from diverse cultures. Drawing inspiration from ancient African, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions, we offer a harmonious blend of mindfulness practices. Experience the wisdom of the ages and discover inner peace on your transformative journey with us.

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What are the benefits of Mindfulness?

  • Reduces stress, depression, and anxiety. 

  • Improves focus and memory.

  • Improves sleep

  • Increases creativity

  • Reduces loneliness by producing feelings of connection and contentment

  • Improves cognitive flexibility

  • Helps individuals manage chronic pain

  • Improves our overall sense of well-being

  • Helps with mood regulation

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Improves digestion

  • Helps the body heal faster

  • Reduces Inflammation

  • Lowers blood pressure

Research is still ongoing to better understand the effects of Mindfulness on mental, physical, and neurological health. 

What is Meditation?

Meditation (Dhyāna) is a practice that has helped humans from various cultures train their minds to focus their attention and awareness. There are many ways to meditate, find what works best for you. 


Focused-attention meditation is a practice that helps cultivate a calm mind. During this exercise, the mind focuses on a single object. The object can be internal (breathing, mantras, bodily sensations) or external (sounds, smells). Once you have decided on what you would like to focus on, begin the exercise. The mind will wander; when this happens, and you become mindful of it, gently bringing your attention back to the object of focus. 




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Open-monitoring meditation is a practice that focuses on the internal and external sensations in the body. We use mindfulness to focus our attention on what arises in our experience. Let your mind guide you, observe each arising thought or observation without judgment and without becoming attached to it. Release it and welcome what comes next. 

Loving-Kindness and compassion meditation intentionally bring feelings of tenderness, comfort, ease, soothing, and connection into the meditation experience. This exercise uses visualizations and the repetition of phrases and mantras of love and compassion directed at the self, loved ones, and the Universe

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