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. Doing so can help keep us present and stabilize the mind, refine our sense of hearing and strengthen our skill of deep listening.
Research has shown that practicing mindfulness benefits physical and mental health, healthy behavior choices such as substance use, eating, and sleeping, and healthy, adaptive responses to difficult emotions and stressful 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 formally and informally by increasing attention to everyday activities.
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