A Practice for Cultivating Moment-to-Moment Gratitude

This 12-minute body scan and breath awareness practice integrates relaxation, mindfulness, and gratitude. Cultivating the ability to notice what arises in our field of awareness—pleasant or unpleasant—with sustained attention.

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The practice of mindfulness involves paying attention, and noticing whatever arises in your field of awareness, moment to moment. It can be helpful to steady your mind and body, so that you’re able to attend to and sustain your attention on whatever arises, which at times can be unpleasant and can pull you away from your engaged attentiveness to the moment as it is.

The practice of mindfulness involves paying attention, and noticing whatever arises in your field of awareness, moment to moment.

In this 12-minute relaxation, mindfulness, and gratitude practice, we’ll begin by deliberately engaging in a practice of the breath that may offer a little bit more stability and tranquility for when we transition to a more traditional mindfulness practice. For example, when focusing our attention on an object like the breath and when noticing our mind wandering from that object, we can gently return or remember the breath, and we’re able to do so with a little bit more engaged attentiveness and sustained capacity to stay with the object of our attention.

  Guided Body Scan and Breath Awareness Practice 12:36 Assume a posture that is upright and stable. Become aware of your posture as you…

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