What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance.
Mindfulness is about developing the ability to be fully attentive to all of the moments of your life, reducing the amount of time you spend worrying about the future or fretting about the past. It is best strengthened by a regular meditation practice. This practice invites us to slow down, breathe and observe our inner experience.
Why Practice it?
In an academic environment we take on a great deal of pressure, doing our best in school while balancing competing commitments. Therefore, cognitive control and self-awareness are key to performing our best.
Practicing mindfulness can give you the tools you need to stay in the present, remain focused and reduce distracting stressors and negative thoughts.
Give it a try
Explore the online guided meditations or attend one of our informal group sessions.
Join the other 600 Harvard Students who have participated in this mindfulness and meditation curriculum