Mindfulness meditation is a non-religious meditation practice that can help you calm both your body and mind.
During mindfulness meditation, you choose a neutral object (like the breath, body sensations, or sound for example) to lightly focus your attention on for a sustained period of time. When your mind strays (which it will - many, many, times) from the object of attention and starts thinking (about dinner, or work, or laundry, or plans for the future, or regrets from the past, or the upcoming season of your favorite show, or.....) you notice the thought and gently release it without getting down on yourself for getting distracted. Returning your attention once again to your object of focus. Starting over as many times as you need to. This is how you grow your mindfulness muscle, and develop the ability to be more mindful in everyday life.
It's a simple practice that can have a big impact on your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
If you'd like to make this year the year you finally start meditating be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our upcoming online programmes and workshops. Our popular Learn to Meditate course is running this month and again next month. We'd love to have you!