Bringing the elements of mindful meditation together
Mindfulness meditation this week focuses on thoughts, after learning to focus on breath, body, and mindful eating.
Enjoying your Easter chocolate in a present and mindful way - Yum!
Try this basic body scan to increase your mindful meditation skills
"Sometimes it is nice just to dip your toes in and get used to the water before slowly submerging yourself."
Not sure where to start with mindfulness meditation? In this week’s blog, I will discuss some of the basics when it comes to practising mindfulness meditation.
In this edition of Mindful Monday, Toby continues to discuss mindfulness including the practice of mindfulness based meditation.
• Want to get more serious about the practice of mindfulness? • Do you have a few spare minutes each day? • The benefits of mindfulness include: o Reduced stress o Less anxiety o Less reactivity o Increased well-being o Increased cognitive flexibility • If you have practiced some informal mindfulness but want to take it to the next step, read on…
Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere and anytime. All you have to do is bring your complete attention and awareness to your current experiences.
• Do you often feel like you are stuck on auto-pilot? • Do you feel disconnected from your everyday experiences? Mindlessness refers to a lack of awareness to our moment to moment experiences. Think about how many times you have; • Responded to someone reactively, without paying attention to our inner and outer world • Scoffed down your food with little to no awareness of doing so • Driven to work without noticing what is going on around you • Been lost in your thoughts We all fall into the trap of mindlessness, but we can become more mindful of our experiences. Ask yourself – is your Mind Full or are you being Mindful?