Meditation: Practices, Approaches

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

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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.

A Mini-Mindful ChallengeElisha Goldstein asks: What if, once an hour, you brought your life back to what is happening right now?

Do I need to meditate to be mindful? Ed Halliwell, a writer, mindfulness teacher, and author of Mindful's "The Examined Life" blog explores a common question asked by those wondering if meditation is for them. 

Mirabai Bush on Mindfulness: A longtime meditator talks about bringing mindfulness to a secular audience and the "how-tos" of mindfulness practice.

Finding Time to Meditate: Saying you value a particular activity just isn't enough, says author David Dillard-Wright. It's another thing altogether to assign it a space on the agenda for your life.

Developing a Daily PracticeJack Kornfield on how to add meditation and awareness to your daily routine

The Body Scan Practice: It gets you out of your head and in touch with your body, and is a great way to take stock of how you’re feeling at any point in the day. Have you tried it?

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, "Eat, Drink, Be Mindful," which appeared in the April 2014 issue of Mindful magazine.
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