How To Practice Non-Judgement

In Practice

In mindful practices, we begin to notice our thoughts. Thoughts become our words, words become behaviors, behaviors become habits and habits become values. Noticing our thoughts in the key.

Meditation practices are the perfect setting to work on judgement. Beforehand, set the intention to not judge your thoughts, feelings or emotions during your practice. Accept each sensation of the meditation process, for in the silence of the present moment we find a deep appreciation for all that is. Within this space there is no room for judgement.

It's also very easy to pass self-judgement during our yoga practices. Maintaining a steady tree pose isn't as important as finding the connection, breathing and paying attention to our bodies. Without the veil of judgment, we create clarity to practice self-observation and self-reflection in each new moment. Remember that yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.

In Life

To embrace a non-judgmental attitude, it is helpful to practice compassion towards yourself and aspects of life that you judge. When we are able to appreciate everything as it is, we form a clear and balanced environment for our minds and hearts, and a larger sense of belonging in that which surrounds us. By recognizing judgmental thoughts and consciously choosing not to attach to judgments, we foster acceptance and harmony.