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A mindful practice

A NEW course focusing on mindfulness has commenced at the Rosny Library, putting an emphasis on wellbeing and health.

Mountain Mindfulness is a new business that was established by Melissa Howden (pictured).

“Mountain is a metaphor for being grounded in life and mindfulness is a form of meditation where we learn to regulate our attention,” Ms Howden said.

“I use the tools of yoga, mindfulness and music to help people find some more ease in their life, a little bit more calmness and even reconnect with what’s important in life.”

Ms Howden said the course on the Eastern Shore would be an eight-week mindfulness program.

“It will involve discussion of certain topics like stress, how to have a good nights sleep and covers the actual techniques of mindfulness,” she said.

“By the end of the eight weeks people will feel confident to have regular meditation practice themselves at home and they’ll have the ongoing support of the group.”

Ms Howden said everyone got a different benefit out of the course according to what they were looking to achieve in life.

“It changes your perspective on life – the outer world doesn’t necessarily change, but certainly our perspective of it does,” she said.

“I really love to share these techniques to as many people as I can reach so they can experience some of the benefits I’ve experienced in my own life.

“One of the programs I offer is called ‘Change the Soundtrack of Your Life’, so if you’re ready to change the soundtrack of your life then you should come and do one of my courses.”

For more information, visit the Mountain Mindfulness Facebook Page, email mountainmindfulness108@gmail.com, or phone 0400 519 323.

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