Mindfulness is an attitude
Meditation is a practice
Sit quietly, eyes closed, listening to what is going on inside of you.
See your thoughts as if they were on a conveyor belt.
Consider your thoughts like clouds in the sky, coming and going.
No need to hold on or pay attention to them.
Beyond thoughts is stillness, the present moment where our real basic human nature is clear and pure.
Basic Breathing Exercises
Breathing properly can help you feel invigorated and inspired.
It can also help counteract the impact of our flight or fight response!
Practice deep, relaxed breathing. Become aware of the movement of air in and out of your nostrils and the movement of your chest and abdomen.
When we are worried or disturbed, breathing changes, becoming shorter and more shallow. That's your fight or flight response.
Be mindful of your breathing when you become worried or fearful.
- Engage your breath fully and breath deeply.
- Notice the flow of air in and out of your nostrils.
- Notice the movement of your chest.
- Notice and relax any tension that you may have been holding in your body.
- Imagine peace and light entering your body as you breath in.
- Imagine fear and darkness leaving your body as you exhale.