Be in the here and now...
Mindfulness means being able to focus all of your attention on one thing. This thing can be a moment, a person or a specific task. It should allow you to fully perceive and accept situations as they are. Emotions that might at times get in your way can be set aside for a while. If, for example, you’re dealing with stress at work, because of technical issues or a problem with a colleague, it’s easy to get worked up about it – especially if the rest of your day has been full of negative energy. Mindfulness helps you to accept these moments as something unfortunate, without letting them spoil your mood or cause you to get angry. For example, in a mindful state, you might make fewer mistakes at work that could lead to even more stress.
By paying attention to the here and now, being mindful also means not letting your thoughts dwell in the past or get lost in the future. Distraction builds up stress and emotions that can bog you down.
Mindfulness exercises are designed to help you disconnect from these emotions, to put the past behind you, and to live your life in a more stress-free and relaxed way.
Mindfulness on the bellicon mini-trampoline:
A place just for you
Where better to concentrate than in a quiet place that’s all yours? With its round, compact shape, the bellicon rebounder is like an island of its own, where you can relax in peace for a few moments. With a defined space in which to bounce lightly up and down, meditate or exercise, you can focus entirely on yourself. This will bring you one step closer to your inner self.
The elastic surface of a mini-trampoline isn’t something we come across on a regular basis. That’s why it needs you to pay attention to your body. Our body focuses on keeping our balance when exercising. You become aware of how you move and the feeling under your feet; even your heartbeat changes depending on whether you’re on a mini-trampoline or on solid ground, and your entire focus turns to yourself and your body. This will help you develop a new awareness of your body.
Mindfulness helps you relieve stress and approach everyday situations more calmly and consciously.
Not only will it calm your nerves, but it will also help prevent stress factors that can affect your physical health (e.g. heart disease). With this in mind, it should be easier for you to focus on the moment instead of worrying about the past or the future.
Being mindful applies to every situation in your life, including food. People tend to often eat on the side or in between meals. Taking time to cook, as well as to eat, will make you happier on the one hand, and on the other, paying more attention to food will also help you to understand exactly what you’re eating. As a result, you won’t just eat more consciously, you’ll automatically eat healthier.
By eating consciously and without distractions, you’ll also be more aware of how full you feel. This makes it less likely that you will eat more than your body actually needs – even if the food is delicious. The result? You’ll feel less tired after a meal, and you’ll help your stomach digest more easily. You’ll have more energy and better concentration in the long term, and you’ll prevent uncontrolled weight gain.
Just 10 minutes a day will improve your well-being and fitness level in the long run.