Mindfulness is the art of remaining in the present. Tune into your thoughts and emotions and pay full attention to your surroundings and consciously guide your mind back to the present if it starts to wander, or you are in the process of healing. If you are often distracted, the mindful approach may be exactly what you need. Here’s how to embrace mindfulness throughout your day.
Although mindfulness and meditation are often linked, you can do one without the other. Embrace the art of mindful living as soon as you are able. There are so many benefits that it is worth persevering even if you struggle at first. It is far easier to do than you might think. Experiment by utilizing the power of your senses as the day progresses.
1) Practice Yoga
When you step onto the yoga mat, you forget all external distractions. You feel every movement of the body and tune your breath into those movements working in a highly focused way. This is optimized mindfulness and you reap the benefits of this practice by synchronizing mind and body throughout. Feel the intake of breath and exhale slowly. On the exhalation, you feel the sensation of your muscles relaxing. Mindfulness on the yoga mat also helps you to embrace each yoga pose as well as to offset the risk of injury. When you become mindful, you live fully in the moment and you increase the benefits of the yoga session.