How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

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As you start the mindfulness meditation practice, you have a sense of your body and a sense of where you are, and then you start to notice the breathing. The entire feeling of the breath is imperative. The breath should not be forced, try to breath naturally. The breath is going in and out, in and out. With each breath you become relaxed.

During mindfulness meditation practice try to recognize the movements of the mind, which you experience as thoughts. As soon as you start thinking about something with emotions attached, try use the breath as the object of meditation; it is particularly helpful because it will relax you.

The objective of mindfulness meditation is not to distract your attention away from stressful thoughts, but rather to just observe the thoughts without responding to them. You have to be a neutral observer of everything that passes before your attention. Your goal is not to be focused, but rather to be mindful, that is, to be fully aware and awake of what is going on in the present moment.

Mindfulness is the condition of being fully engaged in the present moment, without analyzing or in other words without 'overthinking' the experience. Rather than worrying about the future or reflecting on the past, mindfulness meditation toggles the focus to what's happening right now.

Everything is welcomed. You just pay attention to whatever is there. Try not to form an opinion or evaluate - just sit calmly and observe. Sooner or later, the mind will become calmer and incoherent thoughts will begin to slow, but try to keep away from the temptation to think about this understanding.

When ready slowly finish your practice. Allow yourself a few seconds to just sit and feel the effects of your meditation. It is essential not to try to evaluate how you did and avoid labeling it as a good or bad practice, just allow it to be what it is. Mindfulness meditation is particularly effective at reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and other negative emotions. Practicing mindfulness meditation helps you to develop a skill to stay calm and not react to everyday stresses, but rather let them pass as events

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This article was published on 2010/09/28