While completing my studies in clinical psychology, I spent three years researching mindfulness and how it relates to sexual pleasure and intimacy.
Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness, the skill of consciously bringing our attention to the here and now. It is a form of meditation with origins in many religions and contemplative cultures, although it can also be practiced (and often is in Western culture) with no religious or spiritual underpinnings.
Some other ways to describe mindfulness practice include:
- Tuning into the senses
- Being centred or grounded
- Making space for current experiences
- Being attentive and curious