Mindfulness of the Body

How do we actually practice mindfulness? The Buddha recommended four major ways to practice mindfulness. The first of these is mindfulness of form—meaning primarily the body. To practice mindfulness of the body means to keep bringing our attention to what is going on with our body. First of all, we can notice the position the body is in—whether sitting, lying, standing or walking. We can also begin to notice the transitions from one position to another. When we move from sitting to standing, for example, there is a lot going on. We can notice everything about how this transition works including what muscles are involved. From there we can begin to become aware of all the movements of

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