Patrizia Belfiore


Mindfulness is a contemplative practice based on fundamental principles of acceptance aimed at training the attention and awareness of one’s physical and mental state through regular meditation. It is in this scenario that a new category of physical activity called "mindful movement" fits, which encompasses all the motor practices that emphasize the awareness of the body and the movements it produces, using the breath as a vehicle for achieving deep states of relaxation.Due to the development of motor sciences, neuroscience and cognitive psychology, physical activity has become increasingly important for the promotion of health and well-being. Practicing Mindful movement might improve cognitive functioning, regardless of the improvement in cardiovascular functioning induced by aerobic exercise.


Mindfulness, physical activity, cognitive functioning

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