16.    The best way to practice mindfulness is to hang... - Deepstash

16.    The best way to practice mindfulness is to hang it on an activity. When you're eating, don't inhale your food. Instead, chew slowly. Take in the taste, texture, color, smell -- use all your senses. Eat like it's your last meal. When you're working out, don't just focus on reps and weight. Be fully present by noticing your body and your connection to it: your breath, what hurts, what feels good. Notice the feeling of the weights in your hand, and challenge yourself to push through the discomfort.

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How To Eat Mindfully

A piece of chocolate, eaten mindfully:

  1. Select the piece of chocolate keeping in mind your craving.
  2. Set aside any guilt or distractions and be fully present, sitting down to savour the experience.
  3. Unwrap the chocolate paying attention to the aroma and the sound.

PRACTICE 1

Just for a second, stop whatever you're doing and get comfortable. A zazen cushion works best for this. But if you haven’t got one, simply sit on the floor, the edge of the sofa, or the chair you're currently on.

Now notice your breathing. Really notice it. Watch your breath as it comes in ...

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