In our fast-paced, stressed-out, keep-it-moving culture, many people have chosen to slow down and embrace the concept of mindfulness. The ancient practice is becoming a growing movement due to its long list of physical and mental health benefits, though the idea can be intimidating to those who aren't familiar with the Eastern philosophy.
Scientist and author Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has studied mindfulness and meditation for 35 years, says the act of being mindful isn't a mystifying or religious experience -- it is simply the practice of being aware of the present moment. Mindfulness means paying attention to the situation you are curren...
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