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Embodied Mindfulness

As important as it is to bring a sitting meditation practice into your life, it is equally important to extend the practice throughout your day.  When you get up from your cushion, you can continue the practice through the application of embodied mindfulness:  seeing what’s here to be seen, hearing what’s here to be heard, surrendering to the energies and sensations of the body that are here to be felt, relaxing through the breath.

In the practice of embodied mindfulness, the sensory fields merge together as one, replacing our ordinary perception of a world of separation with an embodied awareness of what Rumi refers to as the condition of union.

The basic manual for mindfulness practice is Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient:  The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness (Shambhala, 2000) by Will Johnson.

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