Lets talk mindfulness. What is it? Mindfulness is essentially being aware of the NOW without judging it or trying to change it. Why is helpful to practice mindfulness? Increased levels of calm, increased self acceptance, less danger of stress and anxiety (to name a few)
Now..lets talk one of the ways that I like to practice mindfulness…grounding. Grounding is an exercise that is used to become more mindful and self aware. It lets you get in touch with your feelings, body and breath. I challenge everyone to practice grounding today! It only takes 5-10 minutes and can instantly turn around your dayHow to practice grounding:
Get comfortable and sit in a seated position. Place one hand on your chest, and one hand on your belly. Start to take deep belly breaths and focus on how your body feels. Focus on how your body feels as it makes contact with the floor and the chair. Focus on how your belly moves up and down with the breath, and be with the breath for the full duration. If your mind wanders away from the breathing, just bring your focus back to how your belly is moving up and down with the breaths. Don’t fight your thoughts, accept them for what they are, and then bring your attention back to your breathing and body. After about ten minutes, start to bring movement back into your body and get up.
After this mindfulness practice i PROMISE you will feel much more calm and grounded.
Mindfulness is something you can practice anywhere, anytime and the benefits should not be overlooked.