Though there are known barriers to entry, Sanders says mindfulness is essential for healing in Black communities. “We’re trying to heal from generations of trauma that have impacted our DNA and the continued racism within our country that impacts our health on a day-to-day basis,” she says.
Mindfulness is a tool that not only alters your physiology, but it’s also a tool you can have with you all the time. “Once you learn it, it becomes a way of being, a way of moving through the world and healing throughout,” Sanders states.
If you’re new to mindfulness, here are a few ways she recommends getting started: