Mindfulness Tips with @mikiash
Posted on February 15, 2019
Our friend, partner, and meditation teacher Miki Ash collected some simple but powerful tips on her practice of mindfulness.
Try incorporating one (or all) of these mindful actions as part of your daily ritual!
"You, reading this, you are so important for just being here, and I will remind you in case you forget." - Miki Ash
1. SET INTENTIONS:
Setting intentions means giving yourself a few minutes at the beginning of each day to think about how you want things to unfold, how you want to feel, and get clear about what you want to experience.
Sometimes I like to pull cards with my morning coffee to guide my intentions for the day. Here are some examples of intentions I regularly set for myself:
“I intend for this day to unfold with ease and grace, and be filled with surprises and miracles!"
“I give and receive love easily and frequently.”
“I always arrive to my destinations safely and on time.”
Your intentions can be about anything - health, being present, how you interact with the world and yourself...the list goes on!
Being mindful can expand into all areas of your life, even your cup of coffee!
If you pick up your morning joe from your local coffee shop, bring your own beverage container (you can even pre-load it with Superfood Creamer 😉).
You’ll be saving the plastic cups and lids from ending up in our landfills and oceans. Trust me, its cool to care!
3. SELF LOVE:
Give YOURSELF some love today! Today I encourage you to look within for the love you are seeking! You are perfect, whole and complete exactly as you are right now.
Write yourself a love letter, or buy yourself some flowers. You deserve love & don’t forget YOU create your own love!
Meditation is my absolute favorite tool for mindfulness. It has transformed my life over and over again, and always for the better. I find that meditation relieves my anxiety and stress, increases productivity, stimulates imagination, and brings me an overall sense of wellbeing.
Take 5 (or 15!) minutes today to close your eyes and focus on your breath. Feel your breath and body expand as you inhale, and release and relax as you exhale. Stay with these sensations of your body and breath for as long as you can.
Find live guided meditations every Monday and more mindfulness resources on Instagram @mikiash !