The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes. Meditation is exploring. Mindfulness meditation asks us to suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness, to ourselves and others. Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, whether through meditations and body scans, or mindful moment practices like taking time to pause and breathe when the phone rings instead of rushing to answer it. Researchers suggest that people with an advanced meditation practice might operate at a different level of awareness — and it shows in their brainwaves. Read More. A string of recent research suggests regular meditation practice may boost mental flexibility and focus, offering powerful protection against cognitive decline.
2. A Body Scan to Cultivate Mindfulness
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Create a free account to bookmark your favorite tracks, follow teachers, and meditate with friends. This is a soothing, gentle and effective guided meditation of breath and sensations by Professor Mark Williams. Cultivate focus, clarity of mind and present moment awareness. Short, simple and effective! Thank you! You have a soothing reassuring voice. Thanks for creating and sharing. Wonderful way to focus on breathing!
Try this 5-Minute Breathing Meditation to Cultivate Mindfulness
Many have asked us if there are any meditations they can use in the midst of the current public health crisis. Yes, we have adapted some of the most powerful ones to help you weather this storm. Click here….
Meditation is so overwhelming good for mental and physical health that it should be freely available whenever you need it. As you know, I wrote Mindfulness with Mark. MBCT has been proven by countless clinical trials to treat and prevent anxiety, stress, depression, unhappiness and exhaustion. For these reasons we want to make as much of our Mindfulness course as accessible as possible. If you find the meditations useful, please let all of your friends and family know where they can get them and feel free to Tweet or blog about them and our book too. Every meditation tradition begins with daily practices that help to focus a scattered mind. The most common way to start is by focusing on a single object that is always with you: the movement of the breath in the body. Why the breath?