Mindfulness & Meditation – What are the Differences?

Mindfulness and meditation are often used interchangeably. But are they synonymous? Not exactly. Meditation is often associated with Yoga, Buddhism and Eastern spirituality because this is its basis of origin. Mindfulness is related to psychology, education, scientific research, and the rational thought of everyday language. Meditation focuses inwardly on the body whereas mindfulness is more inclusive, focusing on actions, thoughts, emotions and states of mind. Meditation requires stillness, whereas mindfulness may be practiced in any daily activity. Both meditation and mindfulness offer the potential to yield significant health benefits. To learn more about the practice of meditation and mindfulness, contact us at www.foundation-chs.org.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 9.51.04 AM