Mindfulness can be defined as the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, which includes paying more attention to one’s thoughts and feelings, as well as the world around.

The idea behind mindfulness is that, by becoming more aware of the present moment, we can know ourselves better, and become happier due to enjoying the world more. Mindfulness can help look at things afresh, and also notice harmful thoughts or behaviour patterns to stop engaging in them. Hence, it can also assist in letting go.

Some mindfulness practices include meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and others.

How to Practice Mindfulness

“Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion, or on a chair, with the back straight.[web 1] Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out,[21] or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils.[22] If one becomes distracted from the breath, one passively notices one’s mind has wandered, but in an accepting, non-judgmental way and one returns to focusing on breathing. A famous exercise, introduced by Kabat-Zinn in his MBSR-program, is the mindful tasting of a raisin,[23] in which a raisin is being tasted and eaten mindfully.[24][note 1]

Meditators start with short periods of 10 minutes or so of meditation practice per day. As one practices regularly, it becomes easier to keep the attention focused on breathing.[25] Eventually awareness of the breath can be extended into awareness of thoughts, feelings and actions”.[22] [1]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness#cite_note-FOOTNOTEBlack20112-51

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