Vanderson Pires is a journalist from São Paulo, Brazil. As a black belt and professor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Vanderson has seen a massive improvement in the emotional and physical health of his students after incorporating mindfulness and meditation into his lessons.
Professor Vanderson has had great success as a volunteer instructor for the local prison system in New Zealand, working with inmates and assisting them in developing simple techniques to trigger awareness and strategies for them to better manage negative emotions.
Modern life is about doing and what needs to be done. To be mindful is to be in the moment. By practicing mindfulness, one will increase their sense of awareness, which will result in a greater sense of inner peace.
Mindfulness helps you to balance your emotions, release creativity and develop compassion towards yourself and others. Practicing mindfulness is about learning to notice everything in your body, your mind and your environment.
Professor Vanderson believes that a healthy tree needs strong roots. Consider your mind to be the root of your well-being.
Mindfulness will assist you in cultivating strong physical and emotional resilience.