Mindfulness, as described by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, is “awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.”
Ruth King, founder of the Mindful of Race Institute adds: “Mindfulness meditation is not a quick fix, nor is it about denying what we feel by replacing negative experiences with positive ones. It’s about embracing the truth of the moment and discovering the liberating power and beauty of pure awareness. It’s simple and life changing.”
For decades, scientists have been studying the changes in the brain, body and our psychology when mindfulness is used. The benefits of mindfulness for equestrians and horse lovers are plenty.