Sound awareness connects us to the present moment while also cultivating our awareness of the various sounds that repeatedly arise around us. Rather than trying to ignore them, we intentionally pay attention to the sounds surrounding and coming through us. By doing so, it can help to not only keep us present but also stabilize the mind, refine our sense of hearing and strengthen our skill of deep listening.
Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness has beneficial effects on physical and mental health, on health behavior choices such as substance use, eating and sleeping as well as on healthy, adaptive responses to difficult emotions and stressful life situations.
Sound Awareness practice can be completed seated, lying down, or standing although a seated posture with a straight spine is preferable. Sounds awareness can be practiced both formally and informally by increasing our attention to everyday activities.
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