Nowadays, mindful practice becomes trendy. Being mindful is about being in the moment and being alert. Qigong mindful practice is to practice our sensitivity and focus. Because in our daily life, there are too many distractions happening at any given moment.
With social media and the internet, being concentrated becomes harder. There are many tips and advice. For example, how to eat mindfully, how to be mindful of your emotion, how to be mindful of your money situation, and so on. If you do not take care of those little things in your daily life, you could hardly focus on qigong practice.
If you are not conscious, you can easily fall into the trap of instant gratification and fail to stick to your daily practice. Therefore, being mindful is the first step in qigong and meditation.