Mindfulness Exercises if Meditating Isn't Your Thing

The point of meditation is to surrender and to relinquish control. Raise your hand if the thought of relinquishing control sounds terrifying. For those of us who aren’t big fans of meditation, it’s OK—there are other mindfulness modalities we can try that offer similar benefits. 

Try two of our favourite alternatives below. 



1. A grounding exercise

“Sit upright in a chair with the soles of your feet placed on the ground beneath you. Gently close your eyes. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths.

2. Focus on your breath—4-4-8

“Breath-work is completely underrated, and it is scientifically proven that when we are connected to our breath, we can calm down our nervous system, especially when it becomes activated. One of the magic recipes for breathwork, which we often use when we are feeling tense or anxious, is the 4-4-8 method: breathing in or inhaling for four counts, holding your breath for four counts, and exhaling for eight counts. Repeat several times until you feel grounded, calm, centred, and aligned, and until you feel your heart rate slow down.” 


Let us know how you get on. 

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