Manish Singh from Brisbane Mindfulness will bring his expertise to the National Mediation Conference 2016.
He is one of just a handful of people in the world who have completed their mindfulness practice, bringing that insight and 40-years of experience to his teaching. With the combination of growing-up in California and studying biology at university there, and his family’s own traditional, ancient practice, he integrates the western and eastern approaches to mindfulness, drawing from the strengths of both.
The conference will be offering two sessions of Mindful Yoga from 7:45am to 8:30am on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 and Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Attendance to the sessions are free of charge and attendees can participate in conference attire.
Attendees must register at the conference registration desk the day prior to the session. Places are limited and allocation will be subject to first in basis.
What would it mean to experience this conference (and your life) mindfully? And how would you do it?
In these practical sessions, you will learn the answers to those questions, as well as how to focus and calm down, how to handle stress, and how to plug-in to your body’s own intelligence. We’ll do a mix of low-key yoga poses and sitting still, with mostly guided practicing, along with some teaching, and time for questions/discussion at the end.
Mindfulness and Yoga are the same practice. Yoga is a subset of mindfulness. At its core, mindfulness practice involves observing breath and body in their latent state (just as they are when you’re not ‘doing’ anything). Yoga is the same practice, but where you do something deliberate with both breath and body.
There is strong evidence for the positive impact of mindfulness on a wide range of mental and physical health conditions, on social and emotional skills and wellbeing, and on learning and cognition. There is also good evidence from neuroscience and brain-imaging that mindfulness reliably and profoundly alters the structure and function of the brain to improve the quality of both thought and feeling.