Section 6. Meditation & mindfulness
What is meditation & mindfulness?
Practicing mindfulness is about learning to develop the awareness of being present in the moment, being fully engaged in what is happening right now and not being affected by internal or external distractions. Meditation is a mental practice, which can help create mindfulness. It is about learning to discipline the thoughts and emotional responses, which may provide a healthier internal environment for training the mind to be more relaxed, have greater clarity and more compassion for yourself and others. Just like any other activity the more you are regular with it the more you increase the chances of improving, so it is the same with meditation. Working the brain muscles in a certain way regularly may help prove beneficial for your mind and wellbeing. Meditation has been around for thousands of years and it has stood the test of time for good reason, which is that we all want to be happier, healthier and have better control over this complex mind of ours.
When should I practice meditation?
Sunrise or sunset is best but really its whenever you have the time. You are more likely to be regular with your practice if you do it at the same time everyday. So just choose a time that works for you.
Where should I meditate?
Anywhere you are relaxed and have the chance to switch off.