This Is How Origami Will Change Your Mindfulness Practice
Everyone knows about the practice of mindfulness meditation. But people are constantly looking for new ways to do things to make them more mindful. Exercise, cleaning, writing and meditating have all been long suggested ways to be more mindful. Now people are suggesting folks consider the art of origami?
Origami originated in Japan in the 17th century and means folding paper. One of the main reasons origami helps with your mindfulness practice is because it slows you down. You’re dealing with several small pieces of paper that have to be folded in intricate ways, which automatically makes you concentrate more. While you’re slowing down, your breathing steadies and becomes more regular. Try to be cognizant of your breath while you’re in your practice; remember to take deep and steady breaths.
Lots of people have post-its at their desk, and this is the perfect material to get started. So next time you’re at work, and you need to center yourself try origami.
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