How did practicing mindfulness help you in your life?
The benefits of mindfulness meditation
I often talk to you about meditation because for me it’s a must if you want to improve your well-being.
There are many mediations but all are not easy to understand and sometimes complicated to put into practice.
Mindfulness meditation does not require that one is adept of this or that religion or sect, no, mindfulness meditation is accessible to all , so to you too. Since you breathe, you can meditate in full consciousness.
This meditation is intended to bring you to enjoy the present moment , the one you lived there, now.
Right now, I’m writing this article and I’m not thinking of anything else. I hear my fingers on the keyboard, I see the letters line up to form words, the words that I have in mind and I find it extraordinary. These words that allow me to share with you my experience. My thoughts are entirely focused on this article, my past and future worries are not part of my thoughts, not at this moment.
A friend, a sophrology and meditation teacher told me one day: “When you write an article, if you are totally in what you do, you meditate and it’s the same for everything. ”
The fact of being fully in the moment to better analyze, and take advantage of what they saw. It’s essential.
Ruminating is useless because it will not change what has happened and what is future may not happen, at least not as we envision it.
If I explain all of this to you to make you understand that the meditation mindfulness that I practice only asked me some efforts of concentration, in particular on the breathing.
I’m not talking about the deep breathing I’m talking about in the e-book that I’m offering but the normal breathing, your usual breathing.
First Mindfulness Meditation Exercise
It all starts with the breath and the attention that is given to him.
How is your breathing:
- Etc …
- Is the expiration longer than the inspiration
- Is the expiration the same
- Breathe through the nose
- Breathe through your mouth
- Breathe with both
- Feel the fresh air that enters your lungs
- Feel the hot breath coming out of your body
- Etc …
You must observe all that you can observe from your breath and try to visualize the air that runs through your body and gives it the oxygen it needs.
If you have thoughts coming in between your observations, let them pass and come back to your breath.
This first exercise will allow you to quickly find calm. You can do it as long as you want.
The practice of mindfulness meditation
Unlike some methods of meditation that require that one is in a quiet place, with a dim light, sitting in the position of the lotus, etc … Mindfulness mediation can be practiced everywhere. Wherever you are, you can do the exercise described above while walking around, sitting in your office or in a waiting room. There are many exercises.
The practice of mindfulness meditation has many benefits:
- Improves mental abilities
- Improve concentration
- Improve your self-confidence
- Improve sleep
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces your emotional reactivity
- Reduces the intensity of pain
- Etc …
As mindfulness meditation can be done anywhere, you will be able to practice it:
- In the morning after waking up
- When stress rises
- When your headache appears
- When your emotion overwhelms you
- When you are anxious
- Etc …
There are many sites where you can introduce mindfulness meditation to reduce stress . Stress, more and more present in modern life, is the source of many evils and reducing it is essential.
The main benefit of mindfulness meditation is the ease of application of this practice when one knows its principles.