Spending a Few Moments with Myself

Well said, thanks for sharing

Dogpaddling Through Life

This morning I practiced mindfulness.

Sleeping? No, I’m meditating.

Mindfulness is defined as, “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” (Google)

Mindfulness, for me, is a state of being content with and accepting of myself.

First, I rolled out the yoga mat and did some poses that got me in touch with how my body is feeling today. I got my muscles talking to me. One of my lower back muscles  is not feeling too good this morning, and my right knee aches. My chest enjoyed the movement that opened it up, and my back always appreciates when I give those muscles a good stretch.

Here’s my yoga teacher ready to help.

Afterward I sat, and with my timer set for 25 minutes, practiced mindfulness meditation. With eyes closed I focused on the breath. My…

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