We can begin to learn to become more willing with different sensations and emotions by practicing with our breath. As we learn to make room for urges, emotions and sensations, we offer ourselves more choices in life to live by our values. Please read the disclaimer at the beginning of the video. Only participate if it is safe for you to do so. If you are unsure, please speak with your physician.
I know there are those of you who don’t like meditation or really believe that mindfulness can have powerful effects on our minds and bodies (there is loads of scientific research on this). What we have here is a why to be mindful, without meditation, and while engaging in an activity we all do – drinking! This can be water, tea, coffee, juice, pop, alcohol, it doesn’t matter. What matters is bringing nonjudgmental, purposeful awareness and attention to your experience.
There are more informal mindfulness practices on my YouTube channel which you can find here.
Let me know how this practice is for you, and keep making the most of it!
This mindfulness practice is a good introduction to meditations and mindfulness in general, especially if you have a hard time with some of the more formal practices. It can help you get present just by focusing on one part of your body – your hand (alternatively you could use any part of your body that you can see fully, including using a mirror to do so). Mindfulness is mentioned by Dr. Richard Harris in this podcast episode as being beneficial for chronic pain and illness. For all of my meditations, subscribe to my YouTube channel. Be mindful, and keep making the most of it!
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