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Mindful : April 2018
54%YESNO46% 36% YES NO 64% How We Meditate Answers from our reader survey on meditation Do you meditate regularly? How often do you meditate? 62% OF SURVEY PARTICIPANTS meditate at least once per day. 12% meditate every other day, and 12% once or twice a week. The remaining 14% do so occasionally or have never meditated. Do you own a meditation cushion and/or bench? Do you use a meditation app? What's your favorite place to meditate? • “ When weather permits, I love to meditate in the garden; otherwise, my bedroom, where I have a dedicated yoga and meditation space.” • “In church.” • “At a mosque.” • “At a meditation center.” • “In a temple.” • “In a rocking chair in my bedroom.” • “On the beach.” • “In a hot bubble bath, with candlelight and incense burning.” • “Iaminmycar90%ofthetime,so mostly in the car.” • “In bed, before getting up for the day.” • “During yoga class.” • “Outside of school, waiting for my children to finish for the day.” • “In the forest preserve by my home. If I am feeling anxious, I like to meditate under the tree. If I am feeling sad, I like to meditate in a wide-open field—it makes me feel so alive!” • “My La-Z-Boy recliner in the living room.” What's your preferred meditation practice? 73% PREFER SEATED MEDITATION, while 5% like walking meditation best, and 10% like the body scan best. 12% would rather use other meditation methods, including running, breathing exercises, or lying down. Have you ever received instruction in a mindfulness technique? Do you encourage others to meditate? 85% OF PARTICIPANTS RECOMMEND to others that they try meditation. Maybe the other 15% see it as something that’s better to discover for yourself. Yes-85% No-7% Ijuststarted-8% Yes No Iaman instructor 5% 17% 78% 8 mindful April 2018 the mindful survey