Mindfulness and meditation are related yogic practices that have shown to be immensely beneficial to the body, mind, and heart. Mindfulness is an active state of attention to the present moment, and mediation is a continuous focused mental state. These complementary practices can be utilized at any time to quiet the mind and to reduce stress, worry, and anxiety.
Meditation is an extensive collection of techniques with a single objective: to attain a state of deep concentration, become conscious of your true nature, and to explore and understand the inner workings of the mind. Mindfulness is a type of meditation but it is also a technique that can be applied to many types of activities to weave meditation into your daily life.
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