Create space for peace

Meditation is the foundation for mindfulness.  

Meditation and Mindfulness

Practicing meditation

Meditation is a practice. The first step in meditation is practicing concentration. There are many different approaches to meditation but the goal of each approach is to sit in the stillness and be calm.

Pain management

Meditation has been shown to decrease pain, and improve depression symptoms and quality of life (Source: NIH).

Everyday mindfulness

Mindfulness is a product of meditation. Being present for each moment allows us to experience life fully. Mindfulness allows us to release anxiety and stress and accept the moment for what it is.

Rest and recovery

The body heals when it rests. Fatigue is an indication that the body needs more rest or more nourishment than it is getting. Meditation helps calm the mind and body, allowing them to rest easier and place it's energy in healing.

common questions

The breath.  The breath is the connection between all things and the foundation of life.  Focusing on the act of breathing and also focusing on the feeling of breathing provides a point of focus and concentration.  

The purpose of meditation is to connect to the world around us and create a sense of calm and peace.  

Meditation has been shown to help with pain management, improve mood and quality of life, and relax the mind and body.  

Meditation and mindfulness release tension held in the body.  It relaxes the muscles and joints.  It also supports our parasympathetic nervous system, our “rest and digest” system that balances out our stress response.

Meditation allows for mindfulness.  Meditation trains the body and the mind to be calm and peaceful by concentrating on one element, usually the breath.  Mindfulness is applying this calmness to everyday activities.  The more you practice meditation, the easier practicing mindfulness will be. You can start with just 5 minutes of breathing exercises a day.

Mindful walking.  Mindful eating.  Mindful dishwashing.  You get the picture.  If you find your mind wandering and stress creeping in, take a few deep breaths and bring your attention to the task at hand.  Experience all aspects of that task with all of your senses.

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