REGENERATION – Dreamscapes

Four Mindfulness Sessions That Will Improve Your Life

By Emma Hogan

These days, more and more people are awakening to the concept of mindfulness and learning how simple meditation can return dividends on all sorts of levels. So why wouldn’t you give it a go?

Les Mills’ new series of guided meditations has been developed to make experiencing the benefits of mindfulness easy.

Simple in essence and scientific in nature, these new guided meditations help you learn to pause and observe the highly active nature of the mind. With time and practice, you will begin to slow the steady stream of thoughts that cause much of our stress and anxiety and drop into the experience of being—a state characterised by stillness, spaciousness and greater clarity.

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Concentration: Ten counts

This practice focuses on developing our concentration. By allowing our mind to focus on counting our breaths, we can reduce the natural busyness of the mind and give it a chance to be still and find some ease, helping us look at our experience with a fresh and more spacious perspective.

Mindfulness of breathing

In this foundational practice, we explore the breath and the role it can play as a continually accessible refuge of calm and presence if we are experiencing stress, anxiety or struggling to pay attention to what we feel is important in our lives.

Noting thoughts

This “noting” practice is great for helping us learn to recognize thoughts, notice that they are just puffs of information arising in the mind, and create some space for choice in how we relate to them.

Boxing thoughts

In this slightly more advanced practice, we use our anchors to help us recognize the difference between thoughts and the present moment, and how we can bring more awareness and choice to how we use our attention.

More guided meditations will be coming soon, so watch this space.

You can learn more about the remarkable link between meditation and physical activity here.

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This post originally appeared on LesMills.com.

Video credit: fizkes, Shutterstock
Photo credit: courtesy Les Mills International

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Emma Hogan

Emma Hogan is a New Zealand-based writer and the editor of Les Mills’ Fit Planet, a suite of science-backed content designed to help educate, motivate and inspire people to live fit and healthy lives.

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