Mindfulness and the Body

“I’m very interested in noticing what I’m feeling … getting out of my head”

Clothing designer and entrepreneur Eileen Fisher shares how getting mindful about what is happening in her body is helping her overcome her shyness and show up differently in her life and work.

 

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  • Renee says:

    As an over 65, semi-retired female, I am embarking upon new discoveries of the world around me and with mindfulness, the world within.
    I encourage all friends, at any age, to meditate and find their center. I appreciate your program and look forward to continued participation.
    Thank you.

  • Laurie Lord says:

    I wish you would offer your workshops in Chicago for people in the Midwest. I have followed your programs on line and would love to participate. Unfortunately I live in Northern Indiana, and getting to NYC is a huge effort and expense.

  • Gay N. Gooen, MSW, CHWC says:

    Dear Eileen,
    Thank you very much for this brief video on your experience of being mindful. As a yoga and Pilates teacher of many years, I am also aware of how important it is to be fully present in each moment, and what a gift that is to ourselves and our colleagues. It strikes me that recently born babies, who are not yet aware of all the attractions and distractions in the world, must be mindful — present, and not yet filled with the worries and concerns that so many of us experience as we grow and age.
    Mindful meditation is a wonderful state, in which I feel peaceful and present. I do not believe it is always easy to achieve, but I do know that it is a welcoming study that offers those of us who are overly focused on the external world an opportunity to discover the path to serenity and eventually, even joy.
    Thank you again, Eileen, for bringing this subject to the attention of women who may be overly concerned about how they should look and feel.

    Sincerely,
    Gay N. Gooen

  • Rita Epstein says:

    I am not whom I was years ago – I am continually evolving and growing and I take time each day to remember my reality – my core – my soul – and then I am able to “show up” as Eileen so perfectly puts it. Very grateful for lifenotes – lifework – EF.

  • Emily says:

    Mindfulness has helped me to access the information stored in my cells. I found a type of meditation called focus action meditation.
    I question what I’m feeling by putting my mind & body together.
    This methodology is not only calming but insightful as well. You learn to know your felt sense or body’s whisper allowing access to feelings deeply stored in your body.

  • Barbara DeFuria says:

    I find the opposite happens to me. I am overly aware of my body to the point that I touch a bit on hypochondria. I too am shy so nervousness tends to reflect physically for me. It takes mindful thinking to relax my body so I can in turn tune into other things better with my mind.

  • Barbara Radford-Kapp says:

    I really appreciate Eileen asking these questions and sharing what she is discovering about mindfulness. This, to me, is an important part of what makes life meaningful, the curious inquiry into the soul. I have watched all the videos with the mindfulness masters, and the embodiment series looks exciting too. Thank you so much! Wish I was in the New York area to take part in some of the workshops.

  • Marla Del Collins says:

    I so understand this– what I call ‘zoning out.’ Unfortunately it can happen to me as not listening fully to another person speaking. I am practicing Taoism and have become aware of myself not listening and switch to listening instead at a deeper level—taking in every nuance of what the speaker is saying. I also find that everything speaks including my own body so that the little tweaks of pain that crop up from time to time are “asking” me to listen. I in turn I speak to the pain through movement and stretching and the pain (now that it’s been acknowledged and listened to)— dissipates into silence.

  • Kitty Ayers says:

    God bless you work, your honesty and courage.

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