Mindfulness on the move: a practice to remove tension from the body and remove anxiety from the mind

Mindfulness has more and more followers worldwide, even in the West. It is possible that its popularity has to do with the fact that the practice has many scientifically proven benefits. And in Western society of the 21st century, only what science has been able to prove is worth it. So, it is natural that many people turn to mindfulness seeking to live better.

The problem is that it is a practice that comes from the East and that has its own logic, which sometimes does not adapt to the lifestyle we lead daily. That is what Francisco Vanoni warned, who is an instructor of mindfulness in different fields: the university, sports venues, and companies. From teaching others the practice, he understood that it is necessary to connect it with something tangible and necessary: ​​the body.

Thus came the book Mindfulness on the move, which tries to be an instrument for anyone, in 11 weeks, to be able to approach the practice and improve their quality of life.

We are a stress bath

Chronic stress is one of the worst evils of today's society. The worst, says Vanoni, is that “ends up debasing the person and making irritability a feature of his personality. It causes us to not give priority to our values. ”

In this sense, compare our life with a large bathtub that has the cap on and the tap open, only that the tap does not come out of water, but stress and anxiety. We get so loaded with those feelings that, at some point, we can overflow. That's when we leave our boxes, and people look at us sideways thinking that we have lost our minds. But the truth is that most people live the same, only some have not yet filled the bathtub.

The practice of mindfulness has two objectives: remove the cap first and turn off the tap later. Thus, we can finally empty our bathtub of those feelings.

The true peace is in the movement

Practicing Mindfulness in motion means putting the body into practice. Why the body? Because it is the map of our personal history. By practicing mindfulness with the body, it is possible to feel in it things that were believed forgotten. It's like that famous phrase that says "the body has memory." Wow if you have it!

Therefore, body practices are equivalent to removing the cap from the bathtub. By removing tension from the body, anxiety is also removed from the mind. In the end, it will be possible to govern the mind through the body, learning to be attentive and, in the end, to be able to bring the mindfulness to the daily movement: from walking, brushing teeth, eating, to perceiving and handling a painful and stressful situation of a Wiser way.

As practiced

The author proposes 11 weeks of training, in each of which an exercise will be performed. Each of them has a logic, points to a part of the body that connects directly with some emotion or thought. From the shoulders, neck and chest (where "our cross" is loaded) to the heart itself, Francisco Vanoni proposes exercises that seek to heal every part of our life through the connection with the body.

Would you like to try it?

If you want to find the complete program, you can purchase the book Mindfulness in Motion from the Like Like page.