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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mindfulness: The Basics

http://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-practice/mindfulness-the-basics

Whether you're new to mindfulness practice or not, this collection of articles is a great foundation for your daily practice. Never lose sight of the basics. Below you'll find some of our touchstone articles on mindfulness practice.  You'll want to come back here time and again to keep your daily practice well-tuned.

Mindfulness: The Basics

Getting Started
Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at some of the obstacles that will come up.

Five Steps to Mindfulness
“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.” Mindfulness can transform your life. Meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five exercises to help you live with joy.

Here, Now, Aware: Practicing Mindfulness
Mindfulness teacher Joseph Goldstein offers this simple yet profound meditation instruction to embrace our mind’s natural awareness.

Body and Mind Integration
Yoga practice and meditation work extremely well together, say Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern. They show us how.

Mind Your Mind
So you're practicing mindfulness, but sometimes it just doesn't feel like it's working. That's natural. In order to stay on track, says Donald Altman, it's important to stop now and then and recalibrate your thinking. Here's how.

Setting up a Mindfulness Meditation Group
Betsy Nelson on how she did it, why it helps, and how you can too.