This post is a collection of three simple practices to develop or maintain your mindfulness practice. These are:
- Sitting mindfulness practice
- Mindful walking
- 3 step breathing space
As a combination they are excellent in letting you see habits and patterns of the mind and how these can occur without you realising; in other words recognising when autopilot is on in your life. The mindful sitting is a formal practice and one for which you will need to find some time and a quiet space to practice. The mindful walking can be done as a personal practice away from your ‘everyday life’, but it can also be done as part of your everyday activities. If you want to notice autopilot for example, then you could use this when you are walking along a familiar route. You will notice a few glances if you do this in public mind you; most people find it odd that anyone should walk without a purpose and without wanting to get somewhere!
Finally the 3 step breathing space can help you be aware of your thoughts feelings and boy sensations at any time of the day. It is really beneficial to try to do this 3 or 4 times in a waking day.
There are some links below if you like to be guided in these practices, but I am also sharing some written assistance so you can complete these in silence if you prefer.
Below is a mind and body sitting meditation
Herre is a 3 step breathing space practice (called by its old name of 3 minute breathing space, but dont worry)
And here is the instructions/ introduction to walking mindfulness. Instructions for Mindful Walking
Here are some written guidelines
Good luck with all your practices!