Awareness Meditation – Simple Guided Meditation Exercise

Mindfulness is all about becoming mindful and being present. In our day-to-day life, we often do things on autopilot, which means that we are locked inside our own head and as a result not aware of what is going on in our surrounding. You have most certainly tried walking or taking the bus to work, school or someplace else, and felt it was difficult to remember the details of how you arrived. You did not pay attention to your surroundings. This can be a relaxing experience of taking a minor break from your day and just focus on your thoughts, though it also means that you may not be able to notice certain opportunities there may come your way, and you may therefore miss out of something significant.

In mindfulness meditation you will learn to become aware and focus only on your breath and the different sensation connected to it. You will also have to keep in mind to only focus on NOW and not on the past or the future. You should be present in this particular moment. So practice this step-by-step meditation to help you become aware.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Step 1
Pick a silent place where you can do your meditation and a time where you are certain that no one will disturb you when you meditate. Do this meditation exercise for 10 to 20 minutes. Pick a meditation position that you are comfortable with and take a second to calm your mind and body before continuing the meditation.

Step 2
Close your eyes and turn your focus to your breath. Unlike the majority of other types of meditation exercises, you will not force your breathing or breathe consciously. You must instead watch your breathing. Observe your inhaling and exhaling and the way the air fills your body and expand your abdomen and chest. Be Attentive of the sensations in your body such as the temperature of the air and the feelings in your body. Acknowledge these sensations but do not judge them in any way. You will only passively observe the situation.

Step 3
Remember to only focus on the present, and on the breath that you are taking now and how that feels now. And when you breathe out the air, you will no longer think about that breath but instead on the one that you are inhaling this instant. You also have to remember to calm your mind and body during this meditation. Try to sit still and allow your mind to relax and just enjoy the moment of serenity.

When you are done with your meditation and feel like you are ready to stop your mindfulness technique, calmly open your eyes and take a deep cleansing breath.

Mindfulness meditation is a wonderful technique for relaxation and it helps you to calm your mind and body in a very quick way. So if you feel like you should to find a way to find peace and reduce stress and anger in your life, you should do mindfulness. There are countless great benefits with relaxation meditation and it can help you improve your life mentally physically and spiritually. It can give you a feeling of clear-headedness and control and make you feel much more balanced and centered. Beside this type of relaxation meditation there are other great relaxation exercises such as Visualization Meditation, Body Scan, Breathing Techniques, Grounding Exercise, and many more.

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Author's Bio: 

Jessica Tanner
I have always been interested in meditation and spirituality and that is why I have chosen to write about it and sharing my knowledge. I have to say that I am no expert on the field but are simply sharing what I know and maybe it can help you.
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