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Mindfulness and Meditation: A How to Guide 

Woman with Down Syndrome meditating

Taking time to relax and reflect is important to find in daily life. Practicing mindfulness and meditation is a great way to reset and find balance. We’ve created a how to guide so this practice can be incorporated into people’s daily lives!


What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being aware of what you are thinking and feeling. Using mindfulness to be present has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety. It’s as simple as this: throughout the day, take moments to stop and just be aware. You can plan these moments out or just let them happen. Mindfulness helps to put space between ourselves and our reactions, bringing us an understanding of why we feel certain ways.

Try out this journal we’ve created to help guide your mindfulness journey.


What is Mediation?

Meditation uses mindfulness to explore focusing on one thing such as breathing. This focused time helps to identify emotions or pain and understand stress. Taking even five minutes to sit down and focus on breath can make a huge positive impact on the day. Meditation allows us to better connect with ourselves and find peace within

Try out these meditation techniques to create healthy habits in your day.