Anxiety is a common reason for people to be drawn to mindfulness practice. Anxiety has many forms and manifestations, but delving deeper into the subjective experience of it is an obvious place to begin. Mindfulness meets anxiety in an intimate encounter on two fronts: it seeks to know the direct experience of anxiety and all the inner reactions to it. Mindfulness opens up the gap between the raw physicality of anxiety and the mental patterning, conditioned through past events, it precipitates. Attuning to anxiety in this way means a new relationship with it becomes possible.