There are many benefits of mindfulness including better sleep, improved immune function and a reduction in stress and anxiety.
With all of these benefits you might think that mindfulness must be hard work and demand a lot of time to practise. But you don’t have to wait until you are able to clear a daily half hour slot in your busy schedule to start being mindful.
Even a few short 2 minute practices a couple of times a day can be extremely beneficial for your mind and body.
Here are 4 small ways to bring mindfulness into the midst of a busy day:
Take 10 mindful steps – At some point during the day, whilst you are walking, make a conscious effort to slow down your pace for 10 steps. This could be on your way to work or school or simply walking around the house. Become aware of feet on ground as you walk. Notice how your weight shifts from your heel to the ball of your foot. For these 10 steps, enjoy the sensation of walking without focusing on your destination. You might try breathing in for one step and breathing out with the next step.
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