Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is an excellent way to relieve stress and anxiety. When you are mindful, you are focused on the present moment and on what is happening now. Stress and anxiety are usually a result of thoughts about what is going to happen or thoughts about the past, not actually what is happening in the present moment. The entire stress response caused by stress and anxiety is a result of your thoughts about it.  In this mindfulness meditation, we will focus on using the breath to stay in the present moment. 

 

This is an opportunity for you to be with whatever your experience is from moment to moment. There is no judgement, only a simple observation of the present moment and sensations of your breath. When or if you find your mind wandering, acknowledge it without judgement and return your focus to your breathing.

 

Instructions

Get into a comfortable meditation position, such as a sitting in a chair, cross-legged or even lying down. or kneeling position. Whatever position you decide upon, make sure your back is relaxed and erect. You want to make it easy for the energy/breaths to freely flow through your body during your meditation practice.

  

Become aware of the sensations of breathing. We are simply observing the breath so there is no need to change your rate of breathing, however, if that occurs that is okay. Notice the sensations of the breath as the air enters and leaves your nostrils, or passing through the back of your throat, or feel your chest or belly rising and falling.  Do this with a sense of gentle curiosity. When you have found a place where you can feel your breath in comfortable manner, then try to keep your attention in that area. For an untrained mind, it is normal for your mind to wander. If your mind wanders to other thoughts, that is okay. As soon as you notice that your mind has wondered off, you are actually back in the present moment. Simply become aware of what you were thinking, gently label it as thinking, without judging yourself, then guide your attention back to feeling your breath. Each time you notice, all you need to do is bring it back. We are practicing a gentle training of the brain to remain in the present moment. 

 

Guided Meditation

The following is a guided mindfulness meditation, which may make it easier for you to practice the meditation.

 

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Shawngela Pierce

Written by : Shawngela Pierce

Shawngela is a Law of Attraction and Meditation coach. Her focus is to help people attain true health and wellbeing by using her gift to channel information to guide others. Schedule a session with Shawngela and find out how the power to heal lies within you.

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