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What is mindful meditation?

Do you want to learn how to slow down while nurturing calmness and self-acceptance? Mindful meditation is an ancient Eastern practice brought to the West and is used for a variety of purposes specific to health and well-being. Mindfulness is simply bringing one's attention to the present moment, accepting it as it is. It has also been described as "clearer seeing" combined with an attitude of compassion and loving kindness for yourself and your experiences. The health benefits include:

- An enhanced sense of well-being 
- Increased ability to cope with stress and anxiety
- Reduction in chronic pain
- An enhanced immune system 

To hear a guided mindfulness meditation exercise, select one of the following: 

Mindfulness Meditation (35:28) 
Guided body scan meditation (15:26)
Sitting meditation (19:14)

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