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How to Practice Mindfulness - Mindful

How to Practice Mindfulness - Mindful


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What Is Mindfulness

We all have a natural quality called mindfulness. It’s available to us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it. Practicing mindfulness is practicing the art of creating space for ourselves—space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions.

What You Need To Know Before Practicing Mindfulness

  1. You don't need to buy anything
  2. It is impossible to quiet your mind
  3. You have to expect that your mind will wander.
  4. ...

How Do You Practice Mindfulness

While mindfulness might seem simple, it’s not necessarily all that easy. You have to make time every day to just keep doing it. Here are short steps to practice mindfulness

Take A Seat

Find a place to sit where you can feel calm with no distractions.

Set a time limit.

If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as 5 or 10 minutes.

Notice Your Body

 You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, in lotus posture, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.

Feel Your Breath

Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes out and as it goes in.

Notice When Your Mind Has Wandered

Inevitably, your attention will leave the sensations of the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing this—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.

Be Kind To Your Wandering Mind

Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.

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