Wednesday, December 03, 2014

What Your 5 Senses Can Teach You About Mindfulness

Being in the moment is about getting out of our heads and into our bodies. Your body does not live in the past or the future; it is in the here and now. So how do we connect our bodies through this grounding sensuality? By delighting our senses!

Here are a few ideas to help you tune into your five senses as a form of mindfulness:

1. Taste

Whenever you are eating or drinking, really focus on the taste of item. Is it bitter or sweet? Salty or spicy? Being mindful when you are eating is so important, and will help you to slow down and aid your digestion.

2. Sight

Electronic gadgets keep us out of the present moment and unaware of what's happening outside of the screen. Try leaving your phone at home and take a walk. So many of us walk with our heads down, buried in our thoughts, without even realizing it. Look up to the beautiful horizon and to the people you pass on the street. Notice how the shadows dance in the sun.

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