Every mindfulness practice looks a bit different. Here are some of the ways Mindful readers tap into their practice off the meditation cushion.
What did you grow up doing—in your family, culture, or community—that helps you feel mindful?
Hiking and cross-country skiing in the forest
Sitting outside watching the clouds and just being still
What activity helps you feel present and grounded?
Looking at the water rolling over rocks at the beach
Decluttering, cleaning, journaling
How often do you meditate?
What song helps you feel present and grounded?
“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed
“What Do I Know” by Ed Sheeran
“Answer: Love Myself” by BTS
“Living in the Moment” by Jason Mraz
“Annie’s Song” by John Denver
“Kiss of Life” by Sade
“Hallelujah” by KD Lang
All responses from Instagram.
Renowned meditation teachers share three practices to help you check in with your body, acknowledge any difficult emotions we’re experiencing, and come home to the truth that you are inherently enough.
Attention is not one-dimensional, but rather rich and luxurious, writes founding editor Barry Boyce. And this complexity is what empowers us to navigate the difficulties that are always part of our lives.