Mindfulness Meditation

We’ve all been there. That day where you are constantly on the go, multi-tasking non-stop, so much so that by the end of the day we’ve missed out completely on the nuances of the day. If you are looking for a way to make more of a connection with the little moments in your day, mindfulness meditation is a great place to start.

The practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment, and accepting it without judgement, is at the core of mindfulness meditation. Being mindful is directly related to being happy. With roots in Buddhism, mindfulness has been shown to improve overall well being, mental health, and physical health, including improving sleep, reducing stress, and treating depression, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders.

As with all meditation, mindfulness can be practiced in a number of different ways, as highlighted in the articles on our site. Here are a few of the methods we have covered so far:

  • Basic Mindfulness Meditation: Focuses on one thing like breathing or a mantra and allowing thoughts to come and go without judgement.
  • Sensory: Focuses on sights, sounds, smells, taste and touches, identifying them without judgement, and letting them go.
  • Emotions: Focuses on the allowing of emotions in the moment without judgement.
  • Movement Based: An ideal practice for when the body is overly energized, vigorous, or restless and needs to release physical tension and stimulate blood circulation.
  • Listening Without Judgement: Focuses on the allowing of negative or worrisome thoughts in the moment without judgement.
  • Being Fully Engaged: By approaching the practice of mindfulness with a focused and clear mind, you allow yourself to be completely engaged, and accepting, of the moment.

Whether you are looking to be mindful to help relieve stress or even to help treat the symptoms of ADHD, we have many useful articles for you.

Articles About Mindfulness Meditation:

Labyrinth Meditation

The difference between a maze and a labyrinth is that a maze has several paths and directions like a big puzzle, and a labyrinth is a single path that leads to the center. Large labyrinths can be very complex but if you look at them from the top down you […]

Mindfulness (being present) Research

After looking through (did not read the whole thing because the medical terminology got too thick for me) an article called “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density” I have to say I am becoming even more impressed with the brain’s innate ability to heal itself. […]

Being Present Meditation 1

If you want to learn to meditate, but just can’t sit still for more than a couple of minutes, I am here to tell you that you do NOT have to sit cross-legged on the floor for hours at a time in order to meditate. There are many wonderful mini-meditations […]

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