Life is a dance; mindfulness is witnessing that dance. — Amit Ray

Mindfulness involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. The opposite of mindfulness is forgetfulness. Mindfulness is when you are truly there, mind and body together.

You can practice mindful breathing awareness for at least ten minutes at least once a day. Each time you notice that your mind is no longer on your breath, see where it is, then let it go and gently return to the breath. Over time try extending the duration of the meditation until you can do it for thirty minutes or more. If you want to overcome anxiety without medicine, mindfulness meditation is a proven way to reduce anxiety and stress and improve your overall well-being.

Walking meditation, eating meditation, mindful mini-break, listen mindfully, mindful brushing, just one breath, mindful experience of nature are the common mindfulness meditation practices.

Here are ten steps for mindfulness practice.