Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.
A more holistic and pragmatic view may lead some to say that Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Practising mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
- Settle in. Find a quiet space. …
- Now breathe. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. …
- Stay focused. Thoughts will try to pull your attention away from the breath.
- Take 10 mins to yourself daily and practice will provide the most benefits.
Meditation is different for everyone. After all, there are literally hundreds of meditation techniques encompassing practices from different traditions, cultures, spiritual disciplines, and religions. So don’t give up after hitting your first hurdle, change your technique and seek expert help and keep going until you find your inner peace.