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3 ways to practice mindfulness

Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword. It's a practice and a mindset that can improve your daily life. But what does it mean to be mindful, exactly? When you are being mindful, you are able to put distance between your thoughts and yourself, and focus on the present moment without placing judgment on it. Practicing mindfulness can create positive effects on your health, and there are many ways to accomplish this. Here are three ways to start incorporating mindfulness into your daily life. 

Meditate. Even meditating for just a few minutes per day can have beneficial effects on your wellbeing. Research has shown that meditation can actually change the brain and effectively reduce depression and anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Try integrating several minutes of meditation into your daily routine to help you relax and give your mind a break from the fast pace of daily life. 

Breathe. Breathing deeply can not only help your body to relax and become more oxygenated, but it can also help you be more aware in the present moment. By focusing on your breath, you can calm your body while providing it with a boost of energy. Breathing exercises can reduce stress and increase your attention on the present moment. 

Eat a balanced diet. A diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables helps provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function at optimal levels while staying alert and in the present moment. 

The spa is another good place to practice mindfulness and enhance your well-being. Taking a break from your busy life to unwind can help you feel energized and rejuvenated. Stop in to our Brooklyn spa to experience the health benefits of relaxing in our wet lounge, getting a massage therapy treatment, eating healthy delicious cuisine and so much more.