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How to Deal with Unhelpful Attitudes when Practicing Mindfulness

In order to practice mindfulness, you need to begin to let go of any perfectionist or impatient attitudes you may have towards it. If you struggle with the mindfulness meditation, you fall asleep or your [more…]

The Elements of the Doing Mode of Mind

As a busy person, falling into doing mode of mind for almost 100 per cent of the time is very easy. Doing mode of mind is often a useful practice to have a constructive day — you need to remember to brush [more…]

The Being Mode of Mind

Being mode is an uplifting and supportive state of mind that’s always available to you, even in the midst of busy activity. You can be in the middle of a very challenging time at work and still very aware [more…]

How to Enjoy More Being in Everyday Life

The sense of being, of presence, is your natural state of mind. Children are usually in being mode, living in the moment and unconcerned about achieving long-term goals or worrying about the past. To enjoy [more…]

Key Ways to Just Be when Practicing Mindfulness

Are you a busy person? Do you have too much to do to have time to just be? One of the attractive things about mindfulness is that you don’t have a fixed amount of time that you’re supposed to practice [more…]

How to Deal with Emotions in Being Mode

Emotions aren’t problems to be solved, but experiences to be accepted. When you use doing mode to try to manage your emotions, your challenging mood can deepen. [more…]

How to Focus on Mindful Breathing Meditation

Mindful breathing is the most basic mindfulness meditation. But basic doesn’t mean easy or shallow. Mindfulness of breath is a tremendously powerful practice. If all you gain from this book is how to do [more…]

Mindful Movement Meditation

Your body doesn’t have to be physically still in order to practice mindfulness meditation. Some people struggle with being physically still for extended periods of time. However, almost everyone enjoys [more…]

Practice the Body Scan Meditation

One of the unique features of the body scan meditation is that you do it lying down, making it an ideal meditation for you to begin with, as you don’t need to hold your body upright for long periods of [more…]

Common Obstacles with the Body Scan Meditation

Here are some of the common difficulties that arise with the body scan meditation. Look through the list to see if any of them apply to you. This may help to put your mind at rest if you had an unusual [more…]

Try Different Positions for Sitting Meditation

Sitting meditation, also called expanding awareness meditation, lies at the heart of mindfulness meditation practice. The sitting position has been used for meditation for thousands of years and for good [more…]

The Stages of Sitting Meditation

Mindful sitting meditation is made up of five distinct stages. You may like to begin with practicing one stage and move on to add a stage when you feel you’ve understood it. Alternatively, if you’re feeling [more…]

Practice Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving kindness meditation also is called compassion or metta meditation. Try loving kindness meditation after you’ve had some experience with the body scan and sitting meditation. [more…]

Practice the Mini Breath Meditation for Mindfulness

The mini breath meditation is one of the simplest and yet most powerful meditations that you can use when practicing mindfulness. Here’s how it goes: [more…]

How Mindfulness Helps Relationships

Mindfulness helps improve the quality (and perhaps quantity!) of your relationships in three different ways. Dr Marsha Lucas, the author of Rewire Your Brain for Love [more…]

Treat Relationships as a Mindful Practice

Relationships can be a challenging yet fulfilling mindfulness practice. Mindful relationships are an oasis of sanity in a world of high-speed communication but less real connection. Making a relationship [more…]

Discover Yourself through Relationships and Mindfulness

All relationships, whether with a partner or work colleague, are like a mirror. Relationships can help you see your own desires, judgments and expectations. Seeing relationships as a mirror can be hugely [more…]

Deal with Difficult Relationships with Mindfulness

Most people experience at least one difficult relationship. Perhaps many of your relationships are difficult — that’s not something to be ashamed of. Relationships can stir up all sort of challenging emotions [more…]

The Elements of Mindful Physical Activity

Practicing mindfulness while your body is moving is an important step in your journey to mindful living because you probably spend a fair amount of your day moving about engaging in all sorts of physical [more…]

Overcome Insomnia with Mindfulness

Sleep. If it comes naturally to you, you’re a lucky person. A good night’s sleep is so easy to take for granted. For many people, insomnia is something they battle with every night. [more…]

Make Time for Formal Mindfulness Practice

Consider different times you could practice meditation every day. If you think you don’t have time for even ten minutes of daily meditation, ask yourself the following questions: [more…]

How to Stay Awake during Meditation

One of the challenges of mindfulness meditation is to stay awake. If you do fall asleep, don’t worry too much about it. Even the Dalai Lama falls asleep when meditating sometimes, so you’re following in [more…]

How to Overcome External Distractions to Mindfulness Meditation

A distraction is something that takes your attention away from whatever you’re focusing on. As a meditation beginner, you may want to reduce external distractions as far as you can, but beyond that, distractions [more…]

How to Cope with Physical Discomfort when Practicing Mindfulness

Working with physical discomfort is an important learning process in mindfulness. Usually, human beings try to avoid physical discomfort as far as possible. But discomfort can be a wonderful teacher because [more…]

How to Overcome Boredom or Agitation with Mindfulness

Boredom and agitation are connected to energy states. Boredom is associated with low levels of energy and agitation with high levels of energy. Mindfulness is about noticing both. A side-effect of mindfulness [more…]

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