The word “meditation” may conjure up an image of a person sitting cross-legged on a rug, chanting his or her personal mantra with incense burning and quiet instrumental music playing in the background. Well, that is the type of meditation most us are familiar with — concentrative meditation.
Mindfulness or “insight” meditation, which has grown dramatically in popularity over the past several years, is based upon the Buddhist practice of Vipassana which dates back over 2000 years. Mindfulness or “being mindful” simply means living in the moment — in other words, have an increased awareness of your feelings, thoughts, bodily sensations, and the environment around you. You learn to live in the present, engaged in the world around you rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.
Using guided meditation practices for mindfulness can you help learn to live calmly in the moment. Guided meditation and internationally-recognized stress-management expert, davidji, can help you learn how to develop a more peaceful and loving environment with yourself and with those around you. He will show you how to enjoy living in the here and now.
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The benefits to using guided meditation for mindfulness are many. Exercises for mindfulness meditation can be valuable tools to improve the quality of your life by helping to relieve stress and anxiety as well as depression. Mindfulness meditation helps you to become more aware of your body via your senses. It helps to clear and calm your mind so you can focus on what your current reality is vs. the past or future.
For over a decade, davidji has been helping thousands of people all over the world learn how to practice meditation for mindfulness.He offers a four-month long teacher training course, and has certified more than 85 meditation teachers through his Masters of Wisdom and Meditation Teacher Training. Throughout the year, davidji offers a variety of retreats such as the “Secrets of Meditation Healing Immersion”, a four day healing immersion workshop.
The easiest way to get started
Incorporating mindfulness meditation into your everyday routine can have a huge impact on your life. You can choose to do self-guided meditation or guided with a coach such as davidji. However you choose to meditate, make the decision to start your mindfulness meditation for 5 minutes each day. Find a place to sit where you can have some quiet time to meditate. When you feel like your mind is ready for a longer period, increase the time to 10 minutes.
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