Thoughtful Oasis
About Mindfulness & Meditation

About Mindfulness & Meditation

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the ability to hold awareness of the present moment without judgement or expectations.

Why practice mindfulness?

Practicing mindfulness throughout your day can increase happiness through the awareness of the present moment. It can help relationships thrive through thoughtful communication, connection, and patience. Additionally, mindfulness has been proven to be effective in helping people improve their psychological well-being. It can also improve memory and focus, making it very helpful in making decisions in both your personal and professional life. Mindfulness is a great tool as it only requires you practice for a few minutes a day to see results.

What is meditation?

Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention on a specific subject matter, eliminating the chaotic stream of thoughts in your mind, which cause stress. You can practice meditation no matter where or who you are, as it simply involves your mind. There are also a variety of different meditation techniques and practices, including loving-kindness, mindfulness, and body-scan, so there is bound to be a meditation fit for your needs at any given moment. If you’re finding yourself often stressed, tense, and worried, meditation could be a great tool for you!

Why practice meditation?

Meditation offers numerous benefits all wrapped up into one simple practice. It can help ground you and allow you the clarity to move through your life with more ease. It can also foster a personal transformation, as you spend the time to get to know yourself and your thoughts, which can lead to increased self-love. The following are all proven benefits of meditation.

  • Relaxation
  • Improve sleep
  • Build skills to manage stress
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Become more present
  • Increase imagination and creativity
  • Increase patience and tolerance
  • Lower resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Improve concentration and attention
  • Improve memory and intelligence
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Helpful with overcoming addiction and chemical dependency

These effects last for much longer than just during the meditation session and are most intense when you develop a regular meditation practice.