A Simple Mindfulness Exercise Everyone Should Try At Least Once
Pick a comfortable, quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
Sit with your spine upright on a chair or on a cushion on the floor. If you use a chair, make sure your feet are touching the ground. Close your eyes or maintain a soft, unfocused gaze.
Focus on your breathing. Try to maintain an open and curious attitude. Pay attention to where your breath goes when it enters and leaves your body.
Don’t try to force or change your breath in any way. It may change naturally as you observe it.
If your mind wanders, note what it’s doing, and then gently bring your attention back to your breath.
Continue observing your breath for eight to ten minutes. At the end of the session, notice how your mind and body feel, then slowly come back to the room.
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