We will now do a formal mindfulness meditation, the Awareness of the Breath Meditation. This practice will begin to help you establish a relationship with your breath by helping you become familiar with the subtler parts of yourself. Be sure to have a mat or blanket to lie down on and about ten minutes during which you will not be disturbed (you might want to turn off your cell phone).
Awareness of the Breath Sitting Meditation
Questions for Reflection and Journaling
Before we move on, we would like you to take a moment to reflect back on your experience during Week One. Please reflect on your experience doing ordinary activities mindfully (eating and breathing) and in some ways differently.
- What was this experience like for you?
- Was anything surprising? Difficult?
- Did you notice thoughts and/or emotions during the practice?