Mindfulness is regarding as the core of Buddhist contemplative practice. 'Traditional mindfulness' is rooted textually in classic works such as satipattana-sutta.
Mindfulness-informed (MI) practices involve the integration of mindfulness to health-related interventions.
Mindbody interventions can involve adaptations of embodied awareness, in movement.
Focused Attention - in contemplative science lingo - refers to methods of concentration.
Concentration meditation is the most fundamental method, found in most yogic and contemplative traditions.
It begins with bringing one's attention to an object of concentration.
Greater focus can evolve into sustained periods of thought-free clarity, spaciousness of mind and ease in body.
The answer to caregiver burnout or compassion fatigue, these meditations foster prosocial attitudes of caring and attunement.
Both concentration and mindfulness practice can intimate the need for affective and relational methods.
Compassion is like a door opening to the sky, revealing the heart of meditation.
'metta' or loving kindness is the gateway to compassion and self-care.
Somatic meditations, featuring a loving touch to our experience, brings meditation a bit more into our day to day lives.
The full spectrum of integrative, mindbody practices includes visualization, use of sound, breath practices and creative envisionment.
Indo-Tibetan tradition transmitted and preserved cultures of meditation, dance, ritual, advanced yoga and healing arts. Our teaching focuses on Buddhist Yoga within the context of Development and Completion phase and as preliminary to the Great Perfection.
Eartly on, studies focused on the 'Relaxation Response.' There are many relaxation methods focused on the body and the breath.
For many, relaxation is key to settling into meditation, and some methods emphasize it.