The Mindfulness Process Guided Meditation (and more below)
When we apply the Relaxation Principle of reducing unnecessary effort to mindfulness we discover The Mindfulness Process or 'Mindfulness Relaxation'. The four foundations of mindfulness (Satipatthana) are employed in a single meditative process. For Buddhists, Satipatthana could also be seen as the Four Noble Truths Meditation.
The Mindfulness Process is the core foundation of meditation, of healing therapies and of physical training such as qigong. This is because mindfulness reveals what activity is necessary or unnecessary. In practical terms, we bring awareness into our body to enjoy deeply satisfying relaxation at deeper and deeper levels. This could feel new if we're used to achieving success in mindfulness through a 'doing' rather than an 'un-doing' approach. We can't get far in mindfulness if we 'do' but don't 'un-do'. I introduce The Mindfulness Process as a foundation for everything else and it's often best approached in a reclining posture, because it can take some time. We need to make sure we're warm and comfortable.
Guided Meditation; learning the Mindfulness Process. This recording is intended to supplement my book; The Mindfulness Process and workshops. If you try this meditation please contact me to tell me how it's going, via email or facebook group
Discover the Gears of Mindfulness & Relaxation
If we have trouble accessing full relaxation in one Gear we can drop down to a previous Gear where mindfulness and relaxation are more accessible.
Discover Mindfulness Qigong
Mindfulness Qigong, based in Zhineng Qigong Non-diagnostic Health Training, involves a meditative training in active relaxation to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort.
Discover How to Improve Athletic Performance
Higher levels of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction mean higher levels of ability, it's that simple! This is what getting into 'the zone' means. It's a matter of training, not mysticism.
Explore the Direct Path of Relaxation
'Mindfulness' comes from a Buddhist teaching known as Satipatthana. It was known as 'the direct path' that liberates us from suffering.
Discover the Orders of Mindfulness & Relaxation
Unnecessary-effort reduction training, and the Mindfulness Process as a whole, can be seen to apply in five emergent orders of conditionality