You’ve heard a bit there about the benefits of mindfulness:
The above possible outcomes can help you achieve your true potential in your climbing. Let us direct our attention to the practices that allow us to harness the skills of meditation.
Explanation: Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of the mindfulness stress based programme in the western world, devised the Raisin Eating Exercise to give people a sensory experience of being mindful rather than just talking about it.
Purpose: The intention of the practice is to help us begin to recognise the tendency we all have to be on an autopilot mode and the effects that this might have on our lives.
What you’ll need for this exercise:
Raisin Exercise Audio:
On this page, right-click first, then click ‘download’.
When you’re ready, make yourself completely comfortable, give yourself the space to focus completely on this activity, and start the exercise.
Once you have completed the raisin exercise, if you feel comfortable, use the comments boxes to share your direct experiences of this exercise. Then click next.