Park City, UT (PressExposure) November 02, 2009 -- Meditation can be a strange word in some areas of the modern western world. Meditation has become very popular among individuals seeking stress relief and personal growth. While meditation is gaining popularity on one side of the coin, mindfulness training is the growing practice on the other side of the coin. âMindfulness, Zen, transcendental meditation techniques are becoming words that are more familiar in our present day culture. Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated the efficacy of meditation to improve health, prevent disease, and accelerate personal growth. âRemember that mindfulness training is a component of meditation and not a new concept that is separate from meditation.â says Dr. Robert Matzelle of Java Lama.
Various meditation & mindfulness techniques have different objectives, using a variety of procedures will produce different results. The different types of meditation and mindfulness training can be viewed as different tools. The more you practice using a wide variety of tools, the easier it will be to identify the tools that work for you. You might start by asking, what is the purpose behind your motivation to meditate or use mindfulness? Some programs emphasize regular meditation in order to obtain the maximum benefits and reach higher levels of personal growth. Other programs are intended for a casual or more stress management approach.
Speaking on the move, Dr. Robert Matzelle said, âCalming the mind and being still is not a natural state of being for most people. This ability takes effort and practice to be able to quiet our conscious mind so, that we can access a higher part of the self. Meditation & mindfulness are ways we strive to make more effective use of our mind. However, this goal is by no means easy. Some people spend years to perfect their skills of meditation and mindfulness.â javalama.com