MINDFUL MAGAZINE

Meditation: Practices, Approaches

Starting out or seasoned, here's advice and a chance to get your questions answered.

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Have a Drink and Pay Attention: Get more from your glass of wine with this mindful drinking exercise.

5 Steps to Wind Down and Fall Asleep: How to stop tossing and turning and get some quality shut-eye.

5 Steps to a Better Relationship With Yourself: Want to be compassionate of others? Direct some of those feelings towards yourself first.

The Art of Conversation: 5 steps to enjoying more empathetic and artful conversation.

Tuning In: Tips on how to be a good listener to yourself so you can be a better listener to others.

Eat, Drink, Be Mindful: Eating mindfully isn’t about resistance or restriction. It’s about enjoying more. Here’s a mindful-eating technique to use when you want a snack.

Body Language: When was the last time you gave your body a break? And we're not talking about sleep. Take ten minutes and try the body scan practice.

Minding Your Money: We have to deal with money every day, in ways small and large, pleasurable and stressful. How do we cultivate perspective? Here are three steps to a better relationship with money. 

Tea Party: Looking for a respite from distraction? It's as close as a cup of tea. Jesse Jacobs, founder of Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco, offers this ten-minute mindfulness practice for your next cup of tea. 

Stressing Out? S.T.O.P.: Elisha Goldstein, clinical psychotherapist and Mindful's "On Mental Health" blogger, takes us through a one-minute practice to create space in the day to come down from a worried mind in order to mitigate the negative effects of our stress response.

Walk This Way: Try these simple set of instructions for walking meditation, and keep this chart handy for practicing on-the-go.

A Practice for Posture: meditation is not all in your mind. In fact, it begins and ends in the body.

For more articles on meditation, visit Mindful's Mindfulness Practice page.

To submit questions about techniques, mindfulness in the workplace, in relationships and home life, email inpractice@mindful.org.

This web extra provides additional information related to an article titled, "Have a Drink and Pay Attention," which appeared in the April 2015 issue of Mindful magazine.
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