Introduction - Mindfulness is the practice of being present and self-aware without judgement of yourself or the situation; it is just about observing, learning and growing from the circumstances of life. Meditation is a practice that helps build our capacity for mindfulness. It involves sitting or lying down in a way that allows you to be present and to focus on aspects of the breath and body which as shown great restorative and healing results. Breathing techniques are just that, various approaches to breathing that support meditation, relation and stress reduction.
Summary - Mindfulness, meditation and breathing are at the core of many therapies associated with reducing stress, anxiety and addiction recovery. There is significant evidence that these practices help improve our ability to be present, respond not react, as well as increasing brain function and capacity.