With Focus on Mindful Meditation
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being aware of where you are and what you are doing and not be overwhelmed or too reactive of what is happening around you. Mindfulness is helpful as it compels the person to live in the present and not dwell in the past or worry about the future. It is great for completing tasks at hand and doing it well.
Mindfulness is inclusive in almost all types of meditation. Breath Awareness allows the practitioners to be aware of breathing. Progressive relaxation allows the patient to notice the tensed areas in the body.
How Mindful Can Be Beneficial
- It helps to get rid of judgmental behavior. For example if you are waiting in a line at a coffee shop, you won’t get ANNOYED at the LONG wait. Instead you would just make a note of the wait without feeling judgmental. You can instead calmly notice the experience of the smell of coffee, sights of people, and sounds…
- Improve Focus
- Reduce Fixation on Negative Emotions
- Helps to Lessen Emotional or Impulsive Reactions
- Improve Memory
- Improve Relationship Satisfaction
Mindful meditation allowed an American-African person to lower blood pressure while suffering from kidney disease.
Mindfulness can be practiced by either sitting in meditation practice or being more aware and intentional about the things you do daily. Every task we perform can be done more mindfully. Be it brushing your teeth, talking to friends, exercising, eating lunch.
We pay more attention to our actions. It is not about just going through the motions. Instead you tune in your senses, noticing your thoughts and emotions.
When we are mindful of our actions, we pay more attention to what we are doing. It’s the opposite of going through the motions—instead, you are tuned into your senses, noticing your thoughts and emotions. You can practice mindfulness anytime anywhere doing anything.
Setting Up Yourself for Meditation
Choose a place with little distractions. You may sit indoors or outdoors, or in natural light or switch the lights on. If you are a beginner, you may practice for 5 or 10 minutes, and build it up gradually to 45 minutes or an hour. It’s a sound way to learn to relax before you step out into the hum-drum.