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The Mindfulness Body Scan

The body scan is a wonderful meditation to start your journey into mindfulness practices. You normally do the body scan lying down, so you get a sense of letting go straight away. [more…]

Physical Benefits of Mindfulness

The body and mind are almost one entity and mindfulness can be physically beneficial, as well as mentally and emotionally beneficial. If your mind is tense with anxious thoughts, your body automatically [more…]

Mental Benefits of Mindfulness

Just as the aim of mindfulness isn’t to relax the body, though this sometimes happens, so the aim of mindfulness isn’t to calm the mind, though this sometimes happens too. [more…]

The Emotional Impact of Mindfulness

Emotions are tremendously influential on your behavior and thoughts, and thus, very important for mindful living. If you’re feeling low, you’re probably far more reluctant to go out with friends, or laugh [more…]

How to Discover Your Mindfulness Intentions

Meditative visualization is a helpful exercise that may give you an insight into what your true and deep intentions in practicing mindfulness are. Many people are surprised and fascinated by the insights [more…]

How to Develop a Vision for Mindfulness

A vision for mindful living is a long-term aspiration: something you’re willing to work towards. By having a clear vision, you have an idea of where you need to get to. Think of it in terms of any journey [more…]

Tips to Master Mindfulness Self-Discipline

The word discipline has negative connotations for some people trying to achieve mindfulness, and can be a bit of a turn-off, which is a shame because self-discipline is important for a healthy lifestyle [more…]

Make a Commitment to Mindfulness That’s Right for You

One of the reasons people find it hard to stick to a mindful living commitment is because they’re too ambitious. If you’ve never gone jogging before and you suddenly decide to run the marathon tomorrow [more…]

How to Practice Acceptance for Mindfulness

Acceptance turns out to be one of the most helpful attitudes to bring to mindfulness. Acceptance means perceiving your experience and simply acknowledging it rather than judging it as good or bad. For [more…]

How to Practice Patience for Mindfulness

Patience is an important attitude to practice for any mindful living approach. Helen Keller, the American deaf blind political activist is quoted as saying, ‘We could never learn to be brave and patient [more…]

How to See Afresh for Mindfulness

Seeing afresh is normally referred to as the beginner’s mind for mindfulness and was first used by the Zen master Suzuki Roshi. He once said: ‘In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in [more…]

How to Find Trust for Mindfulness Meditation

Without a certain degree of trust, mindfulness meditation is challenging. This is because trust helps you to continue believing in the process of meditation when you feel that nothing’s happening, or something [more…]

How to Practice Curiosity for Mindfulness

Curiosity is the basis of all true learning, so it makes sense that you need it for mindfulness. Einstein was a master of curiosity. He thought curiosity is an essential part of a fulfilling life. Einstein [more…]

How to Let Go for Mindfulness

Letting go is the essence of mindfulness meditation. Thoughts, emotions, ideas, opinions, beliefs, emotions, sensations are all to be observed, explored and then let go. This can be a difficult part of [more…]

How to Develop Gratitude for Mindfulness

Gratitude is considered by some as the greatest of all emotions that can be cultivated for mindfulness. Recent studies are beginning to show that gratitude has a unique relationship with wellbeing, and [more…]

How to Tackle Unhelpful Attitudes for Your Mindfulness Practice

Just as you have helpful attitudes to cultivate in your mindfulness practice, you also have unhelpful attitudes that you’d be better off staying away from. For example, if you’re a bit of a perfectionist [more…]

How to Embrace the Being Mode of Mind for Mindfulness

It is sometimes difficult to practice mindfulness and embrace a being mode of mind in a society that values a doing mode of mind. Society values people achieving goals. You see people in the papers who [more…]

How to Overcome Obsessive Doing to Practice Mindfulness

One of the most common obsessive addictions people have is work. Some people believe they can’t work and practice mindfulness, but that’s not true. Consider this typical situation. What started as a 9 [more…]

Mindfulness and the Psychology of Flow

Flow is an essential element of mindfulness. Have you ever noticed that when you’re eating your favorite food, you forget all your worries and problems? The experience is so lovely that the sense of who [more…]

How to Deal with Emotions in Being Mode for Mindfulness

Being mode is a better mindful approach to dealing with emotions. Using doing mode in the area of emotions is like using the wrong remote control to change the channel on your television. No matter how [more…]

How to Live in the Moment for Mindfulness

With mindfulness you’re always in the present moment. You’ve never been in any other moment. Don’t believe me? Every time your mind worries about the past, when does it do it? Only in the present moment [more…]

Savor Eating Meditation for Mindfulness

Try this eating meditation the first time you practice mindfulness. Starting with eating meditation demonstrates the simplicity of meditation. Mindfulness meditation isn’t about sitting cross-legged for [more…]

Mindfulness Breathing Meditation

If you’re keen to try a short ten-minute sitting mindfulness meditation, this one’s for you. This meditation focuses your attention on the breath and enables you to guide your way back to your breathing [more…]

The Benefits of Mindful Movement

Moving and stretching in a slow and mindful way is a wonderful preparation for more extended meditation exercises. Movement can also be a deep formal meditation in itself, if you approach it with full [more…]

Which Posture Should You Use for Mindfulness Sitting Meditation?

When sitting for mindfulness meditation, imagine yourself as a mountain: stable, grounded, balanced, dignified and beautiful. Your outer posture is more likely to be translated in your inner world, bringing [more…]

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