Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation

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In previous posts we practiced Following Our Breathing By Counting Breaths and Following Your Breathing By Measuring Breaths. Now we’re going to learn a brief Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation.

You can do this meditation either sitting cross-legged on a cushion the floor, or on a firm chair with a straight back and preferably no armrests. You want to be in a comfortable but alert posture, with your back straight but not stiff, you shoulders relaxed, on your hands resting in your lap or on your knees.

When you’re ready, start the video below to play the guided mindfulness of the breath meditation.

 
 

The next mindful breathing practice is called Breathing In I Feel Calm, Breathing Out I Relax, and as the name suggests, it’s a great way to help you calm yourself and relax. You can also find this practice and more mindfulness meditations on my collection of 36 Guided Mindfulness Meditations.

Guelph Therapist Greg Dorter

I’m a Guelph therapist specializing in helping people overcome stress, anxiety, and depression. For more information about how you could benefit from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, visit my Online MBCT Course webpage. To make an appointment for counselling or therapy in Guelph, please call me at 226-500-4086 or email greg@guelphtherapist.ca.
 

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