Mindfulness is a simple practice of awareness.

By Anna Zumwalt

Here’s how to begin:

1. Notice how you are feeling. If you feel a slight breeze, go into the feeling. If you feel achy, notice every nuance of the ache, then notice something else.
2. Be curious. Judging traps us in discomfort. A curious attitude cures judgment.
3. Use your senses. Feel. Listen. Look. Smell. Mindfulness is a practice of using your bodily senses…not your mind. Ironic, huh? And relaxing.
Enjoy your new mindfulness practice for peace of mind and physical health.
— Anna Zumwalt
(Anna is an ordained Zen monk and certified clinical hypnotherapist. She’s been teaching meditation to children and adults for 25 years.)

This article was originally published on July 1, 2017.