What is mindfulness, and how can we practice?
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the mental practice of being fully present and engaged in the ongoing scenario, without judgment.
Intentionally paying attention or involving in thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations as they arise, without distraction.
Benefits of mindfulness
Significant benefit of mindfulness is to reduce of stress and anxiety.
Stress and anxiety are two silent killers, maybe at first we overlook them but in the long run, they are starting point of many physical and psychological issues.
It is also proved helpful in improving mood and self-awareness.
Scop of mindfulness
Mindfulness can be applied to everyday activities, such as eating, walking, reading understanding ongoing situations, with others.
When we pay attention to these everyday life events, results in a very satisfying and fulfilled life.
Recent research showed that mindfulness also has a great effect on mental and physical health.
How can we practice mind fullness?
There are many different practices for mindfulness.
some popular ones are enlisted below.
The most popular practice for mindfulness is meditation.
At a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, comfortably sit down, and focus your attention on your breath.
When your mind wanders, softly bring it back to your breathing retheym.
Lie down in a comfortable position on the ground is better and focus your attention on each part of your body, starting with your toes and going way up to your head.
Notice any sensations, stress, or tension in each part of your body, and then try to release any tension.
In a comfortable position Take a few deep breaths, and then focus on breathing.
Try to feel the air flowing in and out of your body, and the rhythm of the rise and fall of your chest.
On a routine walk focus your attention on your surroundings. Notice the colors, shapes, positions, and conditions of the objects around, and then the sensation of your feet touching the ground.
The mantra of mindfulness
live the very current moment
the reality of the hour is today and now
Choose a food item, not a junk one,, and focus on its texture, taste, and smell.
Take small bites and savor each one, feel the flavors and sensations in your mouth.
you can practice it during any activity
The key is to bring a non-judgmental awareness of your thoughts,
feelings, and physical sensations as they arise
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