• What is mindfulness? Chances are, you’re already practicing it.

    What is mindfulness? Chances are, you’re already practicing it.

    By: Blake Calamas & Arthur Grau. If you’re new to mindfulness, you may not know what being “mindful” actually means. You may think to yourself, “Wow! What I wouldn’t give for a few moments of turning off my brain!” You may have images of monks or religious figures seated in lotus poses, eyes closed, palms […]

  • Why practice mindfulnes?

    Why practice mindfulnes?
  • Simple mindfulness practices you can use anywhere

    Every day on @2:50 we prompt ourselves with three simple practices. observe your breathing and let it go in and out by itself or; notice sensations in your body with your mind’s eye or; visualize a relaxing scene or something you are grateful for. Many participants have asked for more information on how to do […]

  • How might we make mindfulness the new ‘bio-break’?

    Taking even just a few minutes of quiet reflection time each day has been cited to reduce stress, increase immune response, and even change brain structures to help mitigate the “reptilian” responses our physiology uses to react to a changing world.

  • Using the breath guided audio

    Attending to the breath is one of several techniques we practice daily @2:50 pm. Breath attention is one of the simplest most effective practices available to anyone anywhere. For this reason, we return to it again as foundational to the rest of the day. Listen to a guided practice on using the breath on Insight […]

  • Gratitude mindfulness guided audio

    Gratitude practice is one of several techniques we practice daily @2:50 pm. Gratitude and gratefulness practice can evoke sensations and feelings that resonate with us for the rest of the day. We find attention to gratitude to be foundational to a daily practice. Listen to this guided gratitude practice on Insight Timer

  • Mindfulness resources and shares

    8 June 2021 – Boxed Breathing with Lauren Navy Seal /Box Breathing* [4-4-4-4]  https://youtu.be/ruElUiVoQPQ  (2 min 8 sec) – simple start and help gain control of our vagus nerve and calm the core. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee / Stress Solution [3-4-5] breathing practice  https://youtu.be/tfuTUPHkX4Y   (1 min 36 sec) posture and 2 types of breathing: lung (shallow) breathing vs […]

  • At the hour’s top

    A collective poem for the anniversary of @2:50 Thank you to participants and guests for joining us to celebrate the anniversary of MIT@2:50 and for your individual and collective contributions to our celebratory poems! Thanks to Lizarett Flavour for curating the chaos into a beautiful verse. Find the original on her site. Thank you to […]

  • Experiential MIT@2:50 ten-minute daily mindfulness convenes for 250th consecutive day

    Experiential MIT@2:50 ten-minute daily mindfulness convenes for 250th consecutive day

    The daily event has brought together people from every continent for over 88,000 person/minutes of quiet reflection MIT@2:50 was initiated on 12 March 2020 as a temporary reaction to growing anxiety surrounding the pandemic. The daily mindful reflection period was shared widely within MIT and across the globe to become a daily staple for participants […]