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How to Practice Sitting Meditation

The mindful sitting practice comprises several stages. To begin with, try just the first stage – mindfulness of breath – daily. Then, after about a week, you can expand the meditation to include mindfulness [more…]

How to Practice Formal Walking Meditation for Mindfulness

Consider trying a formal walking meditation for mindfulness, which means you make special time and space to practice the exercise. You can equally introduce an awareness of your walking in an informal [more…]

How to Practice Alternative Walking Meditations for Mindfulness

If formal walking meditation isn’t for you, there are other options. Here are a couple of other ways you can practice walking meditation for mindfulness, which you can use whilst moving at your own pace [more…]

How to Practice Metta Meditations for Mindfulness

Here’s a guided metta meditation for your mindfulness practice. Work through it slowly, taking it step by step. If you don’t have the time or the patience to do all the stages, do as many as you feel comfortable [more…]

How to Practice the Breathing Space for Mindfulness

The three-minute mini meditation, called the breathing space, is a bit like a tea break, but as well as relaxation, the breathing space enables you to check what’s going on in your body, mind and heart [more…]

How to Practice Mindfulness While You Exercise

You can practice mindfulness and do physical exercise at the same time. In fact, Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the key founders of mindfulness in the West, trained the USA Mens Olympic Rowing Team in 1984. A [more…]

How to Prepare for Sleep with Mindfulness

Sleep, essential to your wellbeing, is one of the first things to improve when people do a course in mindfulness. People sleep better, and their sleep is deeper. Studies found similar results from people [more…]

How Mindfulness Improves Your Relationship with Yourself

Mindfulness needs to start with your relationship with yourself. Trees need to withstand powerful storms, and the only way they can do that is by having deep roots for stability. With shallow roots, the [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness at Work

Consider using mindfulness as you approach your work day. Many people dislike work because of the high levels of stress they need to tolerate. A high level of stress isn’t a pleasant or healthy experience [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness at Home

Not only is doing mindfulness meditation and exercise at home convenient, but it also helps you to enjoy your everyday activities as well. Then, rather than seeing chores as a burden, you may begin to [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness for Quick Stress Reduction

Many people come to mindfulness for stress reduction. Stress impacts everyone, regardless of your job, home life or financial situation. If you’re alive, you’re going to experience stress. The question [more…]

How to Practice an Entire Day of Mindfulness

In this day and age, people work very hard. Maybe you need an entire mindful day to recharge. You’re working hard for your employers, your own business or perhaps at home, looking after your parents or [more…]

How to Overcome Boredom and Restlessness to Practice Mindfulness

Boredom and restlessness are like opposite poles of an energy scale and are common complaints when attempting mindfulness. Boredom is associated with a lack of enthusiasm and connection, whereas restlessness [more…]

How to Stay Awake during Mindfulness Meditation

Sleep and mindfulness are opposites. When you fall asleep you’re at a low level of consciousness; lower than during normal everyday life. Meditation is designed to heighten your state of awareness, so [more…]

How to Deal with Common Distractions during Mindfulness Meditation

Distractions – whether internal or external – are a part of mindfulness meditation. They go hand in hand. If you find yourself frustrated, criticizing the distraction and getting annoyed, feel it, let [more…]

Learn from Negative Experiences for Mindfulness Meditation

People often don’t know what to do with negative experiences that can come with mindfulness meditation. Think back to the first time you met a dog. If your first encounter with a dog was pleasant, you’re [more…]

How to Approach Difficulties with Kindness for Mindfulness Meditation

When you’re faced with a difficulty in life, how do you meet it? How you relate to difficulties can be applied to your mindfulness meditation and plays a big role in the outcome. Your difficulties offer [more…]

How to Write a Gratitude Journal for Mindfulness

A gratitude journal is a powerful and simple way of boosting your wellbeing with mindfulness. The journal is simply a daily record of things in your life that you’re grateful for. By reflecting on what [more…]

How to Generate Positive Emotions with Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about offering a warm, kind, friendly, accepting awareness to your moment-by-moment experience (all positive emotions), whatever that may be. For this reason, any practice of mindfulness [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Anger

Anger can be healthy if the emotion is controlled and used sparingly. Mindfulness can help cool the unwanted, unhealthy anger. When is anger helpful? Healthy anger is good if you’re being treated unfairly [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Manage Pain

Pain is something every person will be faced with at some point. Mindfulness can help you approach pain in a healthy way. Acute pain is a sharp pain lasting for a short time, sometimes defined as less [more…]

How to Release Your Creativity with Mindfulness

What is creativity? Where does creativity come from and how can mindfulness help you access it? How can you become happier and more creative? Good questions! The act of creativity is a deep mystery. If [more…]

How to Assess Your Stress with Mindfulness

The first step in using mindfulness to help with stress is to know when it is happening. How do you know when you’re beginning to get stressed about something? What are your early warning signs? Does your [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Respond to Stress

When experiencing stress, the things that you do automatically, the opposite of a mindful awareness, are called stress reactions. If you’re lucky, some of your reactions may be helpful and therefore dissipate [more…]

How to Manage Stress with Mindfulness

Stress is a common complaint for most adults. Mindfulness offers some strategies for managing your stress levels. Trying a single strategy one time isn’t enough. You will have to teach your body how to [more…]

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