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Find everyday calmness and clarity with simple mindfulness meditations and exercises
Mindfulness meditations are a great way to cultivate awareness and acceptance of the here and now―Practicing Mindfulness makes it easy and accessible with 75 evidence-based exercises designed to bring calmness and compassion into your day-to-day.
From finding focus with a 5-minute The Power of the Mind exercise to embracing the experience with a 25-minute Open-Awareness Meditation, Practicing Mindfulness provides the tools you need to relieve stress, improve wellness, and practice peace of mind moment to moment and throughout the daily grind.
Practicing Mindfulness includes:
- The daily mind―Discover exactly what mindfulness is, how it helps, and how these proven exercises can bring relief, relaxation, and resilience to your day-to-day.
- Practical advice―You’ll find plenty of help in dealing with distorted or wandering thoughts, how to handle mental blocks, and steps for staying cool and collected in all situations.
- Mind over matter―Ranging from short traditional meditations to longer creative exercises, you’ll find 75 easy-to-follow practices to ground yourself, like breathwork and body scans.
Begin a journey of peace and patience today on the path to a better, more balanced life with Practicing Mindfulness.
From the Publisher
Embrace mindfulness with a few of these meditations:
Finding the Breath: 5 Minutes
The body is always breathing, and the breath is constantly moving. Your breath is not only the best place to start; it’s a constant you can return to anytime you need a little centering.
In this first practice, you will gently find the breath in the body. There is nothing to figure out, there are no problems to solve, and there’s nothing special you need to do. Constantly return to your direct experience of the body breathing. You are training the mind to be with one experience without distraction.
The Creative Flow: 10 Minutes
Taking the time to be creative during your day can build lasting benefits in all areas of your life. Creativity can boost self-awareness, relieve stress, and help you solve problems more easily. In addition, you can cultivate mindfulness while indulging your creative side.
Do this exercise with your activity of choice, and remember that you can pause at any time and use this technique to encourage present-time awareness.
Breathing and Noting: 25 Minutes
This is an alternate way to work with open mindfulness. This combination of intentional concentration and open awareness is inspired by the Burmese monk Mahasi Sayadaw.
Breathing and Noting is a popular practice among students of mindfulness across the world.