Mindfulness training can help meditator cut losses

Mindfulness has been found to reduce short-term negative emotions, reduce distraction from the task at hand, and reduce the impact of negative information on attitudes and persistence. Photo: Thomas Yau

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that cultivates awareness of the present moment and clears the mind of other thoughts, often accomplished by non-judgmentally focusing attention on the physical sensations of breathing or other experience as it occurs.

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Mindfulness meditation adapted for city life

Illustration: Henry Wong

Meditation can still a restless mind, better prepare us for the challenges life throws at us, even make us more creative. But did you know it can actually change the structure of your brain?

9 Jun 2013 - 2:37am

Hold that thought

The steps seem simple enough - sniffing a bunch of mint or freshly brewed coffee, gazing at a bottle, listening to bell chimes, savouring a raisin. All are designed to engage the senses in an effort to attain mindfulness, a state of being mentally alert yet relaxed at the same time.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Banish stress and find inner peace with meditation

What better way to seek refuge from Hong Kong's soaring stress levels than to journey into the mind. Meditation is a time-tested way of gaining serenity. It turns the mind inward, connecting it to deeper states of consciousness that bring inner peace and harmony.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


We refer to Francis Tse's letter headlined, 'Assumption' (South China Morning Post, June 26).

Mr Tse objects to clause 19 of our terms and conditions. That clause reflects a common Hong Kong practice and is an approach which is adopted in other jurisdictions with data protection legislation.

4 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Off the shelf

IN A Mouthful of Air (Vintage $94), the late Anthony Burgess presents a survey of how the English language has reached its present form and how it is likely to develop further.

4 Dec 1993 - 12:00am