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To get started, it doesn't matter whether you sit or lay down as long as you are comfortable.
You can sit cross-legged, on the floor, or on a chair. Then have the palms of your hands face the sky.
As you take long and deep breaths, feel your breath move from your lungs and out through your nostrils or your throat.
Try your best to be as focused as possible.
...include stress reduction, sharpened concentration, and improved circulation to start.
Once you begin to practice, you'll soon experience a quieter mind, a more open heart, and a sense of inner freedom.
Once you're focused, take notice of your body and how each body part feels. Start with the toes and work your way up to your head. If your mind continues to wonder then bring your thoughts back to your breath.
It combines concentration with awareness.
This type of meditation can be easily practiced alone.
Instructions for mindfulness meditations have been found in ancient texts of nearly every major religion, but it's Buddhism that exemplifies best mindfulness meditation: it cultivates non-judgemental awareness of yourself, your feelings, your mind and your surroundings.
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