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3-minute stretch

“Sometimes we need to stop sitting in one place and start to move around… to bring awareness and enjoyment into our bodies.” Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Mindful Movements Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh believes that mindfulness is enhanced by body awareness and that body awareness strengthens mindfulness.  This belief is supported by a growing body …

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Listening to the bell

There are many forms of mindful practices that train our attention.  Some demand stillness, like mindful breathing, while others require movement, like mindful mowing, walking or eating.  Some involve silence, while others are built around sounds, from people or nature.  This is an exercise based on the latter.  It has origins in Christian insight meditation. Instructions: …

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3-minute stretch

“Sometimes we need to stop sitting in one place and start to move around… to bring awareness and enjoyment into our bodies.”  Hanh, N. (2008). Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-being. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press. Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh believes that mindfulness is enhanced by body awareness and that body awareness strengthens mindfulness.  This …

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