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How to be Mindful With a Cup of Coffee

Excerpt from WELL – NY Times, By DAVID GELLES.

“It would seem that meditating by coffee is an oxymoron,” says Gloria Chadwick, the author of “Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation.” “Coffee jazzes you up and meditation calms you down.”

Focus on the sensations coming from your coffee.

Notice the warmth, the rising steam.

How does the cup feel in your hand?

When you take a sip, pay attention to the taste, the aroma.

As you swallow, feel the warm liquid.

“By focusing on your coffee — making it a special time to meditate — it can actually make you calm and relaxed,” says Ms. Chadwick.

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