Mindful Living by Becky, Chanting Stork Yoga: Watching the Clouds

Mindful Living by Becky, Chanting Stork Yoga: Watching the Clouds

Mindfully watching the summer clouds float on by…

Being able to rest in awareness is a wonderful tool and life skill we all deserve to know, experience and love. Paying more attention to the present moment makes us more aware as human beings of ourselves, our lives and makes us more attentive to others and situations around us.

Now with so much proven science, mindfulness activates the part of our nervous system that lowers our heart rate, increases relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety.

You can practice mindfulness wherever you are — whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. In fact, some of my clients use it while in the dentist seat having their teeth done!

How to be more mindful?
Taking notice of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the world around you is the first step to mindfulness. As you go about your daily life, notice the sensations of things, the food you eat, the air on your skin, a flower, a smile, the clouds in the sky. Trying new things, such as sitting in a different seat in meetings, changing your journey to work or going somewhere different for lunch, can also help you notice the world in a new way.
An overbusy mind? That’s ok, this is what this is all about. It might be useful to remember that mindfulness isn’t about making these thoughts go away, but rather about seeing them as mental events that come and go. Like clouds in the vast sky of you, just drifting on by. Be the space for your thoughts if you are mindful of them, you will realise you are not trapped in them.

And that is the ultimate pathway to a freer and more peaceful you.

Experienced Yoga Teacher,
Chanting Stork Yoga
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