Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

Barry Boyce guides you through a short mindfulness practice to help you to connect with your attention.

Daily mindfulness practice can make a real difference in your life. In fact, a recent study of mindfulness-based stress reduction practitioners that was published in an American psychological journal suggests that increasing mindfulness on a daily basis, “can be a beneficial means to improve daily psychological well being.”

Regularity is key, too. It builds your mindfulness muscle—your memory that you can be aware of what’s up with you and your surroundings at any given moment. The mindfulness you engage in every day can vary in terms of the type of things you do, the length you do it, and how you do it, but the key is to be doing something every day.

One thing I know is that we get off-kilter at various times throughout the day. Our emotions can take us off course, our circumstances can, too, and mindfulness practice can help us to re-establish ourselves. So, with that in mind, let’s start with a little practice that we call “Taking Your Seat.”

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About the author

Barry Boyce

Barry Boyce is Founding Editor of Mindful and Mindful.org. A longtime meditation practitioner and teacher—as well as a professional writer and editor— he is the editor of and a primary contributor to The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life. Barry also worked closely with Congressman Tim Ryan, as developmental editor, on A Mindful Nation and The Real Food Revolution. Barry serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for a Mindful Society and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto as well as on the advisory board of Peace in Schools, in Portland, Oregon.