Mindfulness meditation can involve breathing practice, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and muscle and body relaxation. Learning mindfulness mediation is straightforward, however, a teacher or program can help you as you start (particularly if you're doing it for health purposes). Some people do it for 10 minutes, but even a few minutes every day can make a difference. Here is a basic technique for you to get started:
Other Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Life:
Mindfulness mediation is one technique, but daily life provides plenty of opportunities to practice. Here are Kate Hanley's tips on cultivating mindfulness in your daily routine:
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that involves focusing your mind on your experiences (like your own emotions, thoughts, and sensations) in the present moment. “It is simply the act of paying attention to whatever you are experiencing, as you experience it,” explains Kate Hanley, author of "A Year of Daily Calm." “By choosing to turn your attention away from the everyday chatter of the mind and on to what your body is doing, you give the mind just enough to focus so that it can quiet down.”
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