Cynthia Kane teaches the skill of Intentional Communication. She is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and her last book How To Communicate Like a Buddhist was published by Hierophant Publishing in April 2016. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, BBC Travel, Yoga Journal, Refinery29, Woman’s Day, Pregnancy Magazine, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Washington, DC and offers workshops and private programs. Visit her at www.cynthiakane.com.
Cynthia Kane instructs the following:
Meditation and Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a practice in which we drop multi-tasking and focus on what we are doing attentively and fully, It is about embracing the here and now. It seems easy to do, but in fact is very hard to still the mind and stay focused for any length of time on only one thing. Meditation is a means through which mindfulness becomes possible. In this class the students will learn to practice meditation in a sitting posture (those who cannot sit on the floor will have chairs on which to sit). There are various kinds of meditation and each has its own benefits. Students will be introduced to each kind and can decide for themselves which ones work for them.
Mindfulness does not come, like almost everything, in one or two or three sessions. It needs constant and consistent practice of meditation, which is the raison d'etre for a regular class. From this class, over time, students will experience a distinct change in mood, sleep, and anxiety level making for a healthier person. And, students will acquire the ability to take life as it comes without personalizing and judging what comes our way.