Mindfulness and Your Breathing

To Practice Mindfulness, Start by Counting Your Breaths

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It’s as simple as breathing in and breathing out.

Mindfulness – a focus on the here and now through awareness of the present moment – can be both practiced and, importantly, measured by simply counting your breath.

To examine the practice as a tool for measuring mindfulness, participants in the study were asked to keep track of nine breaths in sequence by striking one computer key at each breath and a different key on the ninth breath in each sequence. To do so accurately, a person must be aware of each breath as it happens.

“Counting isn’t the main focus; it’s the experiential awareness of breath”

“The cool thing is we always are breathing, so we can do this anytime, anywhere”

Read the full post: Center for Investigating Healthy Minds – blog

 

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