This is a pathway to help you build the foundations of mindful awareness. In our work, because in modernity the mind is so often associated with the brain, and the qualities of mindfulness that we wish to cultivate are often associated with the heart, we refer to this as heartfulness.
Your instructor: Natureza Gabriel Kram is the Founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc., a connection phenomenologist, and a pioneer in Polyvagally-informed mindfulness. He has led over 1,200 mindfulness trainings globally.
Heartfulness: Or Why Your Heart Should be Telling Your Mind What to Do
Now we move into practice. This next film is a polyvagally-informed mindfulness practice.
Polyvagally-informed Mindfulness Practice
Now we move our practice outdoors.
Meditate in Nature
Our goals so far in this pathway are to:
help you understand the foundations of mindful awareness, and the movement from being centered in cognition, to being centered in your heart
develop the practical skills of being able to place, steady, and bring back your attention
have the opportunity to practice a variety of traditional meditative techniques that are informed by Polyvagal Theory