A 10-Minute Meditation to Cultivate Embodied Awareness

Embodied awareness is a way for us to connect to the present moment by using the body, the breath, or any other sensory experience to ground ourselves.

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Mindfulness is a bit of a misnomer. It can lead us to think that meditation is all about the mind. In fact, we bring an embodied awareness to our practice when we can bring a full awareness of our mind, our heart, and our bodies—that’s our thoughts, our emotions, and our sensations. And with that, we actually have much more capacity to be present, to be clear, to be kind. So let’s try and practice what it means to cultivate embodied awareness. 

A 10-Minute Guided Meditation for Embodied Awareness   A Meditation to Cultivate Embodied Awareness 11:22 Take a moment to find a comfortable position. You don’t need to be in a particular posture. You can be standing, sitting, or even lying down. The most important thing is that you feel relaxed and alert. Make sure that you have some openness in the front of your body. You can roll your shoulders up and back. Or if you’re lying down, just allow your shoulders to really relax into the floor. You want to have some uprightness or length in your spine without being rigid or stiff. And you want to invite a softness into the face, the…