Mindfulness is a research based method for reducing anxiety and stress, lowering our susceptibility to depression, increasing executive function (the ability to think clearly and change tasks without confusion…organize) and in general improving your mental and physical health.   Here is an article from Harvard Medical School discussing some of these benefits:  http://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm If you’re finding that anxiety, depression, addictions or stress are beginning to interfere with your life, why not begin your practice today? Mindfulness training begins with learning to use the body in the present moment to release the limbic region of the brain and allow the thinking part of the brain (prefrontal cortex) to come back on line.  This begins with basic grounding and relaxation.