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Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

Is Being Mindful and Relaxed the Same Thing?

The short answer is "no".

Simply put, being mindful is being aware, and being relaxed is to be free of tension.

Being mindful is to become aware of how you are feeling physically, emotionally, mentally, and increasing awareness of your environment. Being mindful is tuning in to how you are experiencing the present moment and reserving judgment. That might mean becoming aware that you are pretty chilled out, or the exact opposite, maybe you're all revved up!

Relaxation is a whole different thing. Relaxation is the state of being free from tension. This could be physically or mentally. 

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Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

Many of us want to bring spirituality into our lives but don't know where to begin. Or we think we have to sit still in silent meditation for an hour each day in order to be "spiritual." Maybe you are you one of those who think yoga is a waste of timeā€¦.with your crazy work schedule, you don't have much time to exercise and so you feel like you need to get the most "bang for your buck" and yoga just doesn't cut it for you.

Did you know that, walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been used as a meditation practice for thousands of years? 

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