Mindfulness and Meditation
What is difference between mindfulness and meditation?
Mindfulness can be applied to any situation throughout the day, while meditation is usually practiced for a specific amount of time. Mindfulness is awareness of “some-thing,” while meditation is the awareness of “no-thing.” There are many forms of meditation.
What is the point of mindfulness meditation?
There are various ways to practice mindfulness. However, the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by deliberately paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This allows the mind to refocus on the present moment.
When we float, we often experience the same thoughts and feelings as we might during meditation. Floating can also develop the brain in a way that makes meditation easier.
A state of meditation can be brought about more easily in a float tank due to the relaxation you’ll feel.
By removing, or more accurately reducing external stimuli in this relaxing environment, floatation therapy makes it easier to practice various aspects of meditation, such as:
- Interoception: sensing internal processes in the body
- Attention-regulation: directing our attention somewhere without being distracted
- Self-regulation: determining our physical response to a stressful environment
Through meditation, you can develop awareness and presence of mind. In addition, the restful state that comes from floating can give you a fresh perspective on issues that have been difficult to resolve, allowing for a more empowered response.