Simple Ways to Find a Daily Moment of Mindfulness

If you’ve ever felt the need to destress, refocus, or reenergize in the middle of your day, practicing Mindfulness may help. Mindfulness, a form of meditation, involves “being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment…without interpretation.”

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – a National Institute of Health agency which conducts and supports research on complementary health products and practices – both the general public and scientific community have demonstrated a growing interest in meditation practices such as Mindfulness Meditation. These practices can help to support individual wellness in a number of ways, including improved quality of life and a reduction of psychological stress. Though meditation has been used for centuries to help promote calmness of mind and relaxation, more recent research suggests that specific and measurable biological changes occur during meditative practice that may potentially impact both physical and mental health. Meditation can take many forms; from simple breathing exercises to repeating a mantra. The next time you feel the need to decompress or re-energize, we suggest trying one of the following methods to bring a moment of mindfulness to your day:

Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness Meditation can be practiced just about anywhere and can help you to clear your mind, refocus, and de-stress in minutes. As its name suggests, Mindfulness Meditation focuses on being mindful and aware of the present. Take a few moments to steady the flow of your breath and bring awareness to your senses. Try to prevent your mind from wandering from the present moment. Though it sounds easy enough, you may find that it’s surprisingly difficult to focus on the present without your mind becoming distracted! Set aside a few moments each day for Mindfulness Meditation, and you’ll likely find that the benefits of meditation – such as a relaxed and focused mind – become easier to achieve with regular practice.

Deep Breathing: One of the most simple ways to begin a meditative practice is through Deep Breathing. Find a quiet, comfortable space, and spend a few minutes taking deep, slow breaths in and out through your nostrils. Try to keep your mind focused on the flow of your breath, rather than internal or external distractions.

Yoga: Practicing yoga doesn’t require a gym membership or yoga mat – in fact, there are number of Yoga poses that you can perform in minutes no matter your location. Try the Yoga poses below to bring awareness to your body and mind:

 

Enjoy a Cup of Yogi Tea: Taking the time to prepare and enjoy a warm cup of tea can help you to slow down and bring awareness to your senses. Similar to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation, taking note of your senses – what does the tea taste like? How about its aroma? – encourages you to be more aware of your body and mind, and present in the current moment. Yogi Rest & Relax teas are a great choice if you’re looking to unwind or destress; while Yogi Energy teas make for a refreshing and delicious pick-me-up any time of the day.

How do you find moments of mindfulness throughout your day?

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6 Comments

  • Yogi Lover George says:

    Dear yogi tea,

    The audacity for you to remove the picture of the face of your product has caused me to never drink yogi tea again, how could you be so disrespectful to yogi himself. I hope your tea company fails.

    Ps: bigelow tea tastes very good

    Sincerely,
    Yogi Lover George

  • Yogi says:

    Hello George,

    Thank you for reaching our and sharing your feedback with us. Please note that both our current tea carton packaging, as well as our new updated packaging, display an image of Yogi Bhajan on the carton’s side panel. Here you will find an overview of “Our Story Began” when Yogi Bhajan arrived in the West to share his wisdom and knowledge of herbs and healthy living. We are proud to share that we still operate according to the same philosophy our company was founded on more than 30 years ago. We hope this information is helpful, and we thank you again for sharing your feedback. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

    Be well,

  • I don’t care about pictures. I care about taste Yogi tastes wonderful that is why I buy it

  • Yogi says:

    Hello, Mona!

    Thanks so much for sharing your kind words. Here at Yogi, we work hard to create teas that are both delicious and effective, so we always appreciate hearing from those who enjoy them 🙂

    Thanks again for sharing the love – be well!

  • Penny Guynn says:

    Just starting to get back into teas again and I really like the Green Tea Super Antioxidant. Has a great flavor but will try other flavors soon. Thank you for the wonderful aroma in my house of this herbal tea. Gives us lots of Zen.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Penny,

    Thanks so much for sharing your kind words! We’re happy to hear that you enjoy our Green Tea Super Antioxidant tea. If you’re interested in trying our other green teas, we recommend trying our new Green Tea Blackberry Moringa tea – it’s also quite aromatic, and combines the delicious flavor of Green Tea with bold, juicy Blackberry 🙂 We hope you enjoy!

    Thanks again and be well,

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