Meditation and Mindfulness

30th October 2017

The terms “meditation” and “mindfulness” are used quite often these days to as a way to improving mental health and finding new ways for you to achieve inner peace in every day life. The terms are often used interchangeably, and sometimes, in their simplified forms, refer to the same general thing — the idea of calming your frenzied mind.

Meditation is a large umbrella term that encompasses the practice of reaching ultimate consciousness and concentration, to acknowledge the mind and, in a way, self-regulate it. It can involve a lot of techniques or practices to reach this heightened level of consciousness — including compassion, love, patience, and of course, mindfulness. So mindfulness is a type of meditation.

Types of Meditation:

  1. Concentration
  2. Reflective Meditation
  3. Mindfulness Meditation
  4. Heart-Centered Meditation
  5. Creative Meditation

Mindfulness is paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better and improve our mental wellbeing. 

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