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November 28, 2019
The Practice of Smiling. The simple practice of smiling can actually trigger joy in the mind and body, helping relieve some of this pain by first accepting.
the practice of smiling, The Practice Of Smiling

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Smiling

Mindfulness practice means feeling how you feel.

Instead of avoiding or shoving down pain, you accept it with care and attention.

But that doesn’t mean you have to sit in pain, doing nothing.

The simple practice of smiling can actually trigger joy in the mind and body, helping relieve some of this pain.

In this exercise, you will mindfully tune in to how it feels to bring a gentle smile across the face.

Allow the eyes to close, and find a comfortable sitting posture.

If you are able to, keep the spine straight to invite energy and alertness into the mind and body.

Begin by bringing your attention to the sensations of the body breathing.

the practice of smiling, The Practice Of Smiling

Start with the abdomen, tuning in to the rising and falling.

Let the body breathe itself; you don’t need to breathe in any certain way.

After two minutes, move your attention to the chest.

Feel the expansion and contraction here as the body continues to breathe.

When you notice that the mind has wandered, simply bring the chest back into your awareness.

Allow two more minutes to pass.

Now move your attention up to the nostrils.

You may feel the breath at the tip or base of the nose or on the upper lip.

Pay attention to the subtle sensation of breathing here.

the practice of smiling, The Practice Of Smiling

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About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]

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