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  1. The Mindfulness Movement –TV documentary These days it seems we are more connected to information than we are to each other. Multi-tasking is something people brag about. If Stress is not our middle name, then it might be Anxiety, Inflammatory Disease, Obesity or Heart Disease. Wouldn’t it be miraculous if there were one easy, low-cost solution to such problems? There is--and millions of people world-wide have found it. It doesn’t cost a penny, and you can do it anywhere, anytime, all by yourself. This wonderful thing is mindfulness – the state of being aware of what is happening to you, when it is happening. Mindfulness can spring from many endeavors, notably music and art. But the simplest way to find mindfulness is to maximize what you do all the time – breathe. By concentrating on the in-and-out movement of your breath, meditating if you will, you train your mind to stay with the present moment, and not be distracted by annoyances from the past, or worries about the future. Easier said than done, you say? True, being human means your mind keeps chattering. So, as the experts say, you just gently pull yourself back, breathe in and out—and go back to the present. Again, and again if needed. If you practice mindfulness even for a while, devotees and scientists both claim, you’ll get more out of life—more peace and creativity, better sleep, improved health. The Mindfulness Movement is a full-length documentary, that uses a variety of cinematic techniques to convince us to try mindfulness practice, whether it be general meditation, or such specific efforts as Mindfulness Eating. It covers the history of the movement from Buddhism to secularization. Compelling personal narratives reveal how mindfulness has transformed lives. The growth of the movement is phenomenal, with adherents from groups as disparate as school children, police forces, athletes, prisoners, entertainers and Fortune 500 corporations. Written and directed by Hollywood veteran Rob Beemer (TVs The Universe), the film keeps your interest every minute, despite the fact that it seems to be about people who appear to be doing nothing. If you wondered what everybody these days is talking about, and why they are so passionate about it, the film is a must-see. Rent or buy at TheMindfulnessmovement.com. It’s also available as a VOD starting April, 2020. Time: 1:40. In English. Choice of subtitles in many languages.
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