Mindfulness is a simple and practical approach towards peace and wellness in everyday life. It requires no special training and it can be practiced anywhere, by anyone seeking better concentration and mental awareness.
Check out the following video for some simple techniques to get started. Remember, the idea is to relax as much as possible, and let your basic 5 senses connect you to the exact present moment.
Over time mindfulness can help you become deeply aware of your breath, your body, and your physical, mental and emotional patterns. This understanding can lead to greater productivity and happiness in daily living!
If you enjoy this approach to overall wellbeing, here are some extra mindfulness methods for your consideration, compiled by our friends at the Buddha Groove facebook community:
1) Walk along the beach. Listen and watch how the waves flow and crash. Let the sounds of the ocean return you to a place of peace in your mind.
2) Breathe with a newfound sense of awareness. Inhale everything good, fresh & new; breathe out everything stale (both mental & physical).
3) Disappear into music while you exercise or meditate. Choose music that speaks to the soul, and let your mind travel fully into the complexities of the melody.
If you have a great mindfulness technique of your own, please share below!