Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness practices include breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation, but mindfulness can also be incorporated into all everyday activities such as walking, eating, and listening. These practices have been shown to lower stress, improve clarity and focus, calm the mind, improve energy and resilience, reduce depression and anxiety, and bring joy. They do not belong to any one tradition but are a universal practice of human consciousness that can benefit anyone. Historically, mindfulness—having compassionate and intentional awareness of the present moment—originated in the practice of yoga, and has been adapted ever since in most religions and spiritual practices of the world.

Blood, Bone, Space and Light

Reginald Ray talks about the four foundations of mindfulness. When we look closely into our bodies, he says, we find “nothing but space, drenched in sunlight.”

How Practicing Mindfulness Just Might Make You More Productive (And More Ripped)

Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of meditation app Headspace, explains how practicing mindfulness might help you better cope with stress, handle daunting projects, and get a better workout.

Mindfulness Is Not a Fad. Try It

“Be present, be patient, be gentle, be kind . . .

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The method for beginning to relate directly with mind is the practice of mindfulness.

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Seeing Clearly

If we practice skillful states of body, mind, and heart, we will feel them at every level of our being.

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

How can we stop being caught up in other people’s thoughts? How can we stop thinking about a person or situation—what we should have or could have done differently—when the same thoughts keep looping back, rewinding, and playing through our minds again and again?

How to Practice the Art of Being Present

Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, not just the special or precious ones. We just have to tune into it throughout the day.

5 Ways Breathwork Can Support A Mindful Pregnancy

The breath is the foundation of every mindfulness practice, and it is also the foundation of life. Establishing a relationship with your breath, especially while pregnant, will have lasting effects for you and the child you are bringing into the world.

How Not to Be a Slave to Your Brain: Mindfulness for Mental Health

One of the classic definitions of mindfulness is that it helps us not cling to what is pleasant and not condemn what is unpleasant.

One-Shot Mind

In his seminal teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness, the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explained how to practice mindfulness of mind.


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