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Mindfulness for Students

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Mindfulness for Students

Practicing mindfulness, as a student, can have has endless positives on both your study and personal life.

Mindfulness is a state of mind in which you are entirely present, which can mean not making judgments, not having an ego or simply eliminating thoughts of anxiety. 

Mindfulness has many health benefits for both the mind and the body, including improved sleep, better mental health, and generally a sounder outlook on life. 

Mindfulness is not reserved for monks in the mountains and sacred gurus, in fact, everybody can benefit from practicing mindfulness regularly. You don't need any special tools or equipment; all you need is you. 

Mindfulness is all about living and thinking in the now, its as simple as that – how you achieve that is entirely up to you. Here are some of the best mindfulness practices. 

Meditation

Probably the most obvious mindfulness technique is meditation, a practice that has been adopted by cultures around the world for thousands of years. 

Meditation is often seen as the purest form of mindfulness and is one of the best ways to achieve a quiet mind. 

Yoga 

Yoga has been gaining popularity rapidly in recent years, and it is often easy to forget its roots as a meditative/mindfulness technique of the Indian culture.

Yoga is a mindfulness practice that incorporates the movement of the body, with the calmness of the mind. 

Whether its a home on your bedroom floor or in a studio with an instructor, yoga is a fantastic way to become more mindful. 

Exercise

A lot of you might not even realize that you could already be practicing mindfulness without even knowing it. Going on a trail walk, lifting weights, swimming, etc. Are all great ways to practice mindfulness. 

Exercise gets you into a 'zone', no distractions, worries or bothers – completely present. 

If you keep your mind clear and focus on your breathing, exercise is one of the most health-benefiting forms of mindful practice. 

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