Meditation may be the most overcomplicated subject in the world. What comes to your mind when you hear “Mindfulness Meditation”? It goes something like it's hard, I need to allocate time, I need a quiet place, I need to sit down and close my eyes, the list goes on. It doesn't have to be like this, unless you are a monk of course.
My purpose in building this website is to show you how to practice mindfulness meditation, it can be five minutes or less at a time, and you can get powerful results quickly.
A Word of Caution
There are so many sources to learn mindfulness meditation. The Internet is full of great information. I am not here to tell you what’s right and wrong. Choose wisely, otherwise you will hate meditation and give up quickly. The majority of meditation practices don’t match with our busy and complex lifestyle. This is what sets us apart from other websites.
Especially for those of you who are working in stressful corporate environments, you will need to select meditation techniques that can be used on the go.
Just imagine that you go to a quiet place, sit down, close your eyes and meditate. Once you’ve finished, you need to come back to the normal world and face reality. Our daily life is not calm and peaceful. When you practice something outside of the “normal” environment, how are you going to apply that in “normal” life? There may be different opinions and I respect them, however this is designed for people of the modern world.
There are many articles in this website. If you get lost, come back here. This is your step-by-step journey.
Step 1: Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners. Please do not skip this step even if you have been practicing meditation for years. You will be surprised to learn how day-to-day activities can be used as alertness and as a type of meditation itself.
Step 2: Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief. This is where you will learn how to apply mindfulness and meditation techniques to help stress, anxiety, and depression.
Go through these three examples and see what's common between them
Say you are driving your car for a small trip to the grocery store, which is 10km away. You then reach your destination. Can you remember what happened in your journey? Do you even bother to remember what happened during your trip? Or were you thinking about things such as your job, children, financial issues, health problems or any other things that were bugging you? Were you fully aware of stopping at red traffic lights, turning left, right, speeding, or slowing down?
Say you are travelling in a bus or a train. You have arrived at your destination. Were you aware of what was happening during the journey? Or were you thinking about something that happened in the past or something that’s going to happen in the future?
Say you are walking for exercise. Did you enjoy the surrounding or was your mind somewhere else? This would most likely be stresses about the future or mistakes from the past.
Let’s get to the answer!
Your mind wasn’t in the present moment. It was either thinking about the past or the future and wasn’t aware of what you were doing in the moment.
Mindfulness is all about living in the present moment and being aware of what’s happening at that moment. Mindfulness meditation does not try to control thoughts or focus on one thing such as breathing. In mindfulness practices, you are simply an observer, fully conscious of what’s going on.
You don’t need to spend hours to practice this meditation. Simply start with three minutes. We’ll show you how. Follow the roadmap!
Various studies have found that a large portion of our daily life is spent either living in memories of the past or thinking about future events that may or may not happen. Most of these thoughts are negative and are related to fear. The human brain is designed for survival, this is why we try everything to avoid pain.
What does this do to you?
Every time you have fearful thoughts of something that may happen in the future, your body starts responding with certain hormones to deal with the situation. These hormones are known as stress hormones. You can find the drastic effects that stress hormones have on the body here. Mindfulness meditation can help to reduce those negative thoughts and avoid stress.
Now, if you are like me and want to know the science-based data on Mindfulness Meditation, then visit The science behind mindfulness meditation page.