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In this article we are going to talk about How to Practice Mindfulness. So, please make sure you check out my previous Article on What is exactly Mindfulness or Mindful? And how does it work? To keep on track without missing any valuable data.
Let’s get to it!
How to Practice Mindfulness?
Although mindfulness can be cultivated through different methods of meditation, that’s one of the plenty ways you can achieve mindfulness.
Mindfulness is about living your life in the PRESENT MOMENT, breath by breath, step by step, moment by moment!
Breath! Remember to Breath!
Although it might sound too obvious to even mention, most of us are highly unaware of our breathing; it is such an automatic action and even if we don’t pay attention or give a command to happen, it will happen anyways, because that the natural way of things. But how many times a day, a week or a month do you stop to pay attention to your breathing? Just to feel how the air you inhale passes through your nostrils, as it goes in the back of your throat leaving that instantaneous freshness that doesn’t last more then few seconds, as your lungs get filled with the air and grow like balloons, then how all that air comes out the same way it came in… Simple right? Maybe not!
The fact that we been always asked to concentrate in our breathing is to bring us to the present moment, to what’s happening right now; to let go of what has happened before and what’s to happen after. This right here is the key of Living in the Present Moment.
Also, studies have shown that an adequate amount of oxygen in your body, in your muscles, in your brain will increase the functionality of that organ or tissue. Have you notice when you are upset, angry, sad, anxious, excited, tired and so on, your breathing is always affected and usually is not functioning that well? You need to BREATH!
There’s a reason we breath for a living, so what about if we set the goal to do it consciously and to do it right!
Let’s have a quick exercise, as you keep on reading this Article, take deep breaths slowly, then reliese them slowly as well, in the end, comment and let me know how that exercise changed your mental-weather. Do you feel better? Keep on doing it every time you remember you are breathing!
Pay close attention to your breathing, especially when you’re feeling intense emotions.
Notice, really notice, what you’re experiencing in this moment, the sights, sounds, smells, your surroundings, your emotions, your thoughts, and ask yourself this question: Is it worth it?
Mindful breathing, is a skill that can and will be improve in time, keep on doing it, no matter how you are doing it, just keep on, you are doing it right! Trust your intuition! Listen your body!
This meditation can be done at any time during the day. Cool huh?
No matter where you are or where you are walking to, this meditation is ideal to have a tiny reset moment to get you back in track as easy as 1,2,3!
The Walking Meditation is where you focus on the movement of your body as you take step after step, your feet touching and leaving the ground. Bring to attention of how your body manages to stay standing, to the muscles that make your legs take the next step, your posture.
Is amazing how such a “normal” activity, can be turn into a beneficial activities to increase our mental health and mindfulness.
Body awareness is another common but very effective practice where you bring attention to different parts of your body one by one, from head to toe.
This exercise, where you slowly direct all of your senses, to observe each part of your body and feel everything that is related to that area as in emotions, sensations, temperature, etc. Just be in absolute awareness, in the present moment of that part of your body, then move to the next and so on.
Loving & Kindness Meditation
The Loving & kindness meditation is one of the most beautiful meditations there can be, because it not only brings us a great beneficial upraising of our vibration but also it gives love out to others, which in my personal opinion, is much needed in today’s world. And guess what? Is for free!
This meditation involves outspreading feelings of compassion starting with yourself, it might tricky at the beginning, especially if you don’t know how to love yourself, but fear NOT, it is not impossible and I have an I Accept Myself Meditation that might help you start to practice Self Love.
Feel the love towards yourself the same way you love someone dear to you. Feel that compassion for yourself the same way you wish someone else would show to you. That’s the key.
Now towards other people, diverging out to someone close to you, then to an acquaintance, then to someone giving you a hard time, then finally to all beings everywhere, including animals and insects.
That is all for this Article, I truly hope it was of great value for you!
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