Sunny Dasgupta

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Apr 7, 2021

Walk in a Loop

In a traditional monastery, monks spend time on walking meditation as well as the more traditional, seated meditation that one might think of. In walking meditation, you focus on the walking itself. You

Apr 5, 2021

Choiceless Awareness

We spend more time judging than we might think. This technique is about deliberately taking a step back from some of those almost unconscious judgements we make throughout the day. This technique is

Apr 4, 2021

Sit with your Anger

Watch your reactions closely in situations where you are annoyed or angry. These are good times to practice mindfulness and realise that mindfulness has nothing to do with forcibly getting rid of these

Mar 28, 2021

Non- Doing ≠ Doing Nothing

It's important to understand the difference between sitting down to meditate, where you are setting aside a time for "non-doing", and other times where you are procrastinating or whiling away time, which could

Mar 21, 2021

Start Slowly

For me, the time I meditate is the only point in my day where time moves slowly, and I've come to really appreciate this. But the reason time moves slowly is that sitting

Mar 18, 2021

Let Your Mind Wander

For this meditation, it's good to sit down for a sustained period, for example, around an hour. Sit down, close your eyes and just let your mind wander. Think about whatever comes to

Mar 17, 2021

Walking Meditation

It's not enough just to use these techniques in isolation for a few minutes a day. The goal is to try and integrate some of this awareness and mindfulness into our everyday lives.

Mar 16, 2021

Focus on just one Physical Sense

Sit down and focus on one of the physical senses. Maybe sound or sight. You can use background sounds and close your eyes, or keep your eyes open and keep your gaze fixed

Mar 15, 2021

Mindfulness vs Meditation

Andy Puddicombe (the founder of the Headspace meditation app) gives the example of driving a car, to explain the difference between meditation and mindfulness. When you first learn to drive, you choose to

Mar 14, 2021

Watch the Gap Between Two Breaths

After you breathe in, there is a moment where you aren't breathing at all, before your breath turns outward again. Start off by breathing normally, without putting in any extra effort. And slowly