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Standing Mindfully

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
We can practice mindfulness in any posture, including standing. You can do this either as a special practice, or by learning to 'turn on' mindfulness in your daily life, any time you're standing, maybe waiting in line, can become a meditation - far better than getting impatient and annoyed!
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Standing meditation
I learned if waiting in line or in a situation where I have to stand for a long time or am annoyed, if I bring my attention to myself and all the different sensations of standing I can focus on that to help time go by than being annoyed, tired and so on.
~ liesel b ~
June 1st, 2020 - Monday
I noticed that when standing your body subtly sways forward and back, and and tiny, almost involuntary muscle contractions in your legs help you stay upright.
I often feel irritated when I’m in a long, slow-moving line. If I can take my attention away from from waiting, and feel the sensations of my body, not only will it take my mind off the line, but I will also feel calm.
Standing mindfully
I used to be the type of person who was easily angered and others easily made me feel extremely irritated because of meditating everyday I turned those negative emotions and turned them into positive ones. It’s easy to change how you feel or by simply changing the way you think, feel, and view the world.
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