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Keep Calm and Breathe Mindfully


Education has far-flung on person’s growth from every detail on how learning will be acquired and up to the transformative aspect of a being. But what is intriguing is man’s capability of being calm is innate in oneself, and it is the process what we are doing every single moment – breathing. Our breath is always with us. Momentarily, our body knows how to do this, though we are unconsciously aware of it. Observing the breathing process is one of the easiest, simplest ways to start practicing mindfulness.

The upsurge of mindfulness has been a popular topic in the world realm and it is being promoted even by high profile figures which is meant to improve personal being. The growing interests of mindfulness have begun to stretch out from personal meditation to medicine and even in the educational realm. But what is mindfulness? mindful breathing?

Mindfulness is the state of being aware of oneself doing and according to Shea (2018) this came from Buddhist term translated into English as ‘mindfulness’ which originated in the Pali term ‘sati’ and in its Sanskrit counterpart ‘smṛti’. Smṛti originally meant ‘to remember’; whereas, mindfulness breathing has been described as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience of breathing” (Kabat-Zinn 2003, p.144).