International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Mindfulness Education
Mary Ann Murdoch

In the frenetic, stressful world of academia, it often seems impossible to incorporate any semblance of mindfulness, patience and peace into our daily lives. But as classroom practitioners, we need time to reflect and assess, and to bring the best practices of education to our students and our institutions. Modern educators can reach back into antiquity – to yoga and yogic philosophy – to infuse our profession with a renewed vigor for mindfulness, ethics and peace. Through empowering ourselves with the wisdom of the Vedic scholars and the sages of yoga, particularly the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Yamas and Niyamas, we can find ourselves in a new paradigm of relating more fully, more honestly and more purposefully with our students and colleagues, and creating enhanced opportunities for our students to bring mindfulness to their own lives and educational journeys.

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