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Simple Mindfulness from Mayo Clinic
Tips on Meditation Practices: When doing meditation, you do not need to clear your mind of thought. The brain is designed to think and stopping thought is not possible. When thoughts occur during your meditation or mindfulness practices, acknowledge the thought as it is (don't judge the thought or yourself), and return your attention back to your awareness. You might choose an anchor like your breath, your heart beat, the touch of your body on the floor or chair, a smell in the air, or a sound around you (air conditioning or mechanical hums or birds outside).
How long should you meditation or engage in a mindfulness practice? Start with 5-10 minutes daily and work your away up to 15-20 minutes and then 30-45 minutes over several months. Science has shown that 10 minutes of mediation or mindfulness practice a day improves health and focus in individuals significantly. Find a duration that is ideal for you.
The Koru Mindfulness program was developed by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students. Kuro teaches practical skills that students can use to manage their stress, focus their minds, and gain perspective on issues and challenges that they may be facing.
Rogers and Maytan named their method “Koru” after a New Zealand Maori word the spiral shape that represents balanced growth.
College students can participate in Koru by taking online course, learning from a Koru teacher, and/or using the free Koru app. Students will also benefit from reading The Mindful Twenty-Something, taking free online guided meditations, or watching the below tutorials.
Learn more at https://korumindfulness.org/about/the-koru-story/.
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