Welcome to mindfulness practice! Please download these guided practices or listen to them on this page. Making time to do them on a regular basis, as best you can. While mindfulness practice can have some pleasant destinations, the main point is the journey itself, with its ever-changing scenery. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s awesome. Just like life. Regular practice creates habits of present-moment awareness that can eventually become a way of being.
Resist the urge to beat yourself up for not doing the practices, for thinking while doing them, for falling asleep while doing them, for getting irritated while doing them… you get the idea. Just do them, and be gentle with yourself. If you miss a day or two, or drop the practice altogether, all is not lost: Just hit the reset button and start again immediately. Do some form of formal practice every day if you can. You may find that they are a helpful support to your practice, and a way to take some time to take care of yourself.
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Brief Mindfulness Practices
- Guided Mindfulness Intro (2 minutes)
- Brief Body Scan (18 minutes)
- Brief Stretching – Standing (15 minutes)
- Sitting – Observing the Breath (8 minutes)
- Sitting – Observing the Body (11 minutes)
- Sitting – Hearing and Sound (11 minutes)