You’ll hear us discussing mindfulness a lot and we realize it’s not always clear at first glance how meditation fits into the picture. Here’s our definition of those two terms:
- Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your awareness to the current moment without judgment. It could be focusing on what you’re currently experiencing/engaged in, your inner or outer sensations, or your emotions.
- Meditation is a more general term that applies to the many different ways we can heighten our level of consciousness and gain some control or self-regulation over it. Mindfulness is a technique often used in meditation, but meditation can be practiced in many other ways as well, such as through movement, stillness, mantras, or emptying the mind entirely.
Generally, mindfulness is considered one of the easiest ways to get started with meditation and one of the more beginner-friendly forms of meditation.