According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, mindfulness is “paying attention, on purpose to the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
There are many ways to be mindful in your moment to moment life. With practice, mindfulness will become your way of being in the world.
One simple way to cultivate mindfulness is to bring your attention to your breathing.
Research shows that slow, deep breathing is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress. Deep breathing down regulates your nervous system from fight or flight (stress) mode to rest and digest (relaxation) mode.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
How to practice:
- Inhale through your nose to the count of 3
- Exhale through your nose or mouth to the count of 6
- Repeat several times a day
Take a deeper dive into mindfulness by checking out the stress well ritual (link to page).
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