Meditation and Anger Management

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

The practice of mindfulness involves deliberately resting one’s attention on present moment sensations such as the breath. The practitioner assumes an awake yet relaxed posture in their body, and then places their attention on the breath. When one notices that the mind has drifted away from the object of meditation, attention is then again gently brought back to the object, in this case the breath.

This practice, which is very simple, is also quite difficult, mostly because our minds are not trained to be present. Instead we spend most of our waking hours in distraction and random, discursive thinking. Because we have never cultivated this ability of mind to simply be present, our ‘mindfulness muscle’ is weak, and we find we have little control over our thinking process.

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Meditation May Help Improve Body Image of Those With Eating Disorders

Meditation and Body ImageFor many, analysing how we view our mind and body is not a consideration or common thought. It is often an instinctive, unconsidered element of our lives and study of it does not seem relative or immediately useful. That said, many in the west are turning to practices such as meditation and analysis of their opinions of their mind and body in order to help improve their quality of life. The topic of the ego and how we view our thoughts as well as our bodies is becoming an increasingly popular subject, with many meditation retreats and coaching services spreading across the western world.

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