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What is mindfulness?

Osamu Morozumi, 9th June 2019

balanced rocks at beach with sunset

For me, the simplest definition of mindfulness is knowing where your attention is directed in the present moment. This is a bit different from being “caught up in the moment” when we are sort of lost in the moment, in our thinking or whatever we are doing. The main difference I think is the knowledge of where your attention is directed at present. Developing mindfulness then is a m ...Continue reading What is mindfulness?


How to sit meditation

Osamu Morozumi, 9th June 2019

woman sitting meditation in nature

Find a suitable place to sit for twenty minutes or so, somewhere you’re not likely to be distracted by other people or technology. Switch your phone to do not disturb and set a timer for however long you’d like to meditate for. Twenty minutes is a good amount of time for beginners. Forty five minutes or longer for more experienced meditators. Sit on a chair or on the edge of a bed ...Continue reading How to sit meditation


How to do walking meditation

Osamu Morozumi, 9th June 2019

dirt road shaded by trees

Find a flat, straight path about twenty steps end to end. Preferably somewhere you’re not likely to be disturbed. You can practise walking meditation barefooted or with your shoes on. If you intend on having a long session it is better to wear shoes to prevent hurting or injuring your feet. Switch your phone to do not disturb and set a timer for the desired length of time. Stand at one ...Continue reading How to do walking meditation