A few thoughts about getting the most out of our effort!!!,


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If you are a novice with mindfulness, or just wanting to deepen your practice, here are a few ideas that have helped me.
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At first, I was taught to count my breaths, this caused me to labor, getting lost in thoughts, over and over. This method engaged my cognitive side.
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Most people beginning a meditation practice, give up, because traditional formal practice takes many, many years to master. Meditation/Mindfulness is viewed as this complex monstrosity, mastered by monks, after a life time of devotion.
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It is mundane boring at first and for a while when we start to meditate.
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To overcome all of this, my simple, concrete, continuum model, solves many of the difficult issues with meditating.
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This model has many concrete traits, along with being a balanced continuum. We can touch this model, see it, follow along with a finger as we breathe, inhale, pause, exhale, pause.
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It is balanced, as the inhale compared to the exhale, and each pause, alike.
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We just bring awareness, as we slow the cycles of the breath and listen under any noise for the sound of the breath.
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All we do is close our eyes and follow as we inhale, notice the fluidity, volume, pace and temperature, pause naturally, exhale, release the air slowly in rhythm with the inhale, now, pause to balance this dance of life.
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Repeat, over and over, be happier, healthier, more alive.
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Here is a link to a video for the breathing track, if anyone is curious:
http://ptsdawayout.com/2013/09/13/the-breathing-track-secrets-i-think/
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by jennifertemp on January 8, 2014 at 2:12 am

    This technique is so informal I practice it when I can’t sleep. I visualize the breathing track and slow my breath. It works.

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