How to Practice?

When teaching mindfulness meditation, I am frequently asked: "what do I need to be able to practice?"

The answer is simply your body and your breath. For comfort, you may wish to use a high-backed chair or a cushion on the floor. If you want to lie down, choose somewhere comfortable, again where you will not be disturbed. If you decide to meditate on your bed, simply be aware of the temptation to drift off to sleep. This is a common experience and may simply demonstrate that you need more sleep.

Why not try this short body-scan meditation which is a central practice of mindfulness meditation and helps us to connect with our bodies and in doing so, disconnect the mind from its ideas, opinions, beliefs, and judgements.

You can access this guided meditation by clicking here.

Take a moment for yourself and reap the benefits of your practice. 


Extract taken from "The Short Guide to Mindfulness Meditation" by Gillian Higgins, due to be published in June 2018


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